Maltese Government issues statement, stands by EU on Maduro

Following a discussion in the Cabinet of Ministers, the Republic of Malta reaffirms its support to the European Union declaration of 26 January 2019 where various Member States urged Mr Nicolás Maduro to take the necessary legal steps for democratic presidential elections within eight days.

On that same day, the EU High Representative/Vice President issued a statement on behalf of the 28 EU Member States, also calling for the urgent holding of free, transparent, and credible presidential elections and indicating that, in the absence of an announcement on the organisation of fresh elections with the necessary guarantees over the next days, the EU would take further actions, including on the issue of recognition of the country’s leadership, in line with article 233 of the Venezuelan Constitution.

The Republic of Malta takes note that Mr Nicolás Maduro has chosen not to set in motion the electoral process.

Subsequently, and in accordance with the provisions of the Venezuelan Constitution, the Republic of Malta joins other European Union Member States in acknowledging and supporting Mr Juan Guaidó, President of the democratically elected National Assembly, as President ad interim of Venezuela, in order for him to call for free, fair, and democratic presidential elections.

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