Ciudadanos’ Parliamentary Group has posed several questions in the Congress for the Government to clarify in writing whether it has withdrawn its support for the President in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, who had been recognized as such by Spain and most European countries in 2019.
MPs Marta Martín and Marcos de Quinto want to know “why the Spanish government has not taken a stand on the terrible attack that the Nicolás Maduro regime has carried out against the legitimate representatives of the Venezuelan people” and against Guaidó himself, when he was prevented from entering the National Assembly to be revalidated in his position as president of that chamber, reports Europa Press.
The parliamentarians reproach the Executive that, while the situation has been denounced by several foreign governments and by the EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation has not even issued a statement condemning this anti-democratic manoeuvre nor has it shown its support for Juan Guaidó”.
Ciudadanos also asks Sanchez’ Government if it will defend before the EU “the need to extend specific sanctions against the high officials of the Nicolas Maduro regime following this new attack on the country’s democratic institutions”.
Finally, they ask “what new actions” Government plans “to clearly exercise leadership over the European Union’s foreign policy towards Latin America and the defence of liberal democracy and human rights in Venezuela”.