Press release

Gregor Gysi, President of the European Left (EL) on the situation in Venezuela

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Published on: 24.01.2019

The confrontation between the President and the President of the National Assembly of Venezuela is escalating at the expense of the population. Unilateral foreign recognition does not help either.

It must not be that the U.S., as in the past, determine who becomes or remains head of another state. Instead of implementing diverging recognition politics, other governments and the EU should actually have called for all party talks to urge for a solution to the economic and political conflicts. It is a fact that one has been elected President, the other only President of the National Assembly. Everything else only means to provoke aggravated conflicts.