Venezuela – Question & Answer – Excerpt from the press release (09.01.20)

P: Does France still consider Juan Guaidó the legitimate president of Venezuela? What is your position regarding what happened on January 5 in the Venezuelan parliament?

R: France celebrates the re-election of Juan Guaidó as president of the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on January 5. Consequently, for France, he remains the transitional president who must call free and transparent presidential elections in Venezuela.

France rejects the acts of intimidation committed against deputies, journalists and members of the diplomatic corps aimed at preventing the proper conduct of the sessions of the National Assembly.

France, like its European partners, insists on the importance of providing a political solution to a crisis whose first victim is the Venezuelan people.



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