The European Parliament was planning to consider a drafted resolution over recognizing self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, as the legitimate president of the country’s national assembly, and also called on European Union member states to apply same decision.
According to Sputnik news reports, the EU parliament passed a resolution calling the EU states to recognize Juan Guaido as the head of Venezuela.
The drafted resolution which was released on the EU parliament’s website late on Wednesday stated: “the European Parliament … recognizes Mr. Guaido as the legitimate interim president of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in accordance with the Venezuelan Constitution, as stated in Article 233 thereof, and expresses its full support for his roadmap.”
The parliament called on the EU high-level envoy Federica Mogherini for security policy and foreign affairs, and the EU, bloc’s member states to apply a ‘unified’ and “strong” stance and further recognize Guaido as “the only legitimate interim president of the country until new free, transparent and credible presidential elections can be called in order to restore democracy”.
According to the drafter resolution, the parliament has welcomed the final decision by “many democratic states” recognizing Guaido as the interim head of Venezuela, the Latin American country.
The bloc further called on Mogherini for cooperating with “the countries in the region and any other key actors” in order to create a close contact team that could allow to mediate “with a view to building an agreement on the calling of free, transparent and credible presidential elections based on an agreed calendar, equal conditions for all actors, transparency and international observation”.
The previous day, Guaido has said the European parliament president Antonio Tajani had shown his full support for the national assembly, further appreciating the move.