The Opposition United National Congress has endorsed Venezuelan National Assembly head Juan Guaido as interim President and called for fresh elections in Venezuela supervised by international observers.
“We’re preparing to join with the Venezuelan people and the free world in recognising Juan Guaido,” Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said in Parliament yesterday.
She spoke about the crisis in Venezuela as she piloted a motion against Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s recent Mind Your Business address to the nation. Her statements also followed Rowley’s comments earlier in the sitting when he rebuffed US President Donald Trump’s call for hemispheric governments to reject the embattled Nicolas Maduro presidency.
Rowley said, in response to the US call which he said was “made through its president who speaks for the US and not for Trinidad and Tobago” that this country’s response had been to participate in Thursday’s Caricom meeting on Venezuela. He said the meeting resulted in T&T reaffirming its non-intervention, non-interference position on neighbouring states and acknowledging the sovereignty of a nation.