Today Spain, France and other countries of the European Union will ratify their support. The Chancellor of Austria announced his support through networks. Maduro asked for loyalty to the Armed Forces.
Austria joined the countries calling for presidential elections in Venezuela. The country that until a few days ago did not recognize the self – proclamation of the leader of Parliament, Juan Guaidó, as president of Venezuela, announced to be willing to give his support if Nicolás Maduro does not call them.
The Austrian Federal Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, had a telephone conversation with Guaidó and accepted that he will have his full support to restore democracy in Venezuela.
Likewise, the Spanish Government on Monday, February 4, will make a recognition to Guaidó after eight days of the term that President Pedro Sanchez gave Maduro to call for free elections.
However, it is still to be defined what will be the format with which Spain will officially make this recognition and the possible proposals to help the country’s political transition.
Sánchez has called Maduro and Guaidó “tyrant” as “leader of the transition” in Venezuela.
The French Minister of European Affairs, Nathalie Loiseau, said that France will do the same if Maduro does not commit to organizing a new presidential election, they will consider Guaidó legitimate. Germany and the United Kingdom, among other countries of the European Union (EU), also support it.
The announcements are given a day after they left the streets and avenues of Venezuela – for the second time in the year – demonstrators with flags of the country and posters calling for “Cessation to usurpation”, “No more dictatorship” in rejection to the regime of Nicolás Maduro. They demanded his departure on the same day that Chavismo’s 20th birthday was celebrated.
In the rallies, which were replicated in countries where Venezuelans have emigrated, including Ecuador, they reaffirmed their support for the leader of the Parliament.
On Sunday, February 3, Guaidó reported on the next actions he will take , such as creating a national and international coalition for humanitarian aid (collection of aid on the border with Colombia, Brazil and on a Caribbean island ), as well as requesting the Union European Union protection of Venezuelan assets and mobilizations to demand that the Armed Forces allow the entry of humanitarian aid.
“We are going to exercise our skills to address the crisis, restore democracy and achieve freedom,” he wrote on Twitter. Countries like Sweden and the United States have committed to carry out shipments.
Faced with the requests of several countries to call elections, Maduro rejected the possibility of calling them. “I do not accept ultimatums from anyone.” In addition, he asked the military to take care of “the union and loyalty” of the National Armed Forces ( FANB ).
“Today I come to tell you, men of the sea,: we are at the height of the historical time that we have to live; today the future of Venezuela is decided, if Venezuela is going to become a star of the gringo flag or Venezuela will continue to wave its tricolor with its eight free and sovereign stars “.