Venezuela’s interim government dissolved

by Zauqi Farooqi
venezuela

CARACAS

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly has dissolved the interim government led by self-declared interim-president Juan Guaido. On Friday, lawmakers voted 72-29 in favour of dissolving the so-called interim government, Xinhua news agency reported.

Three of the four main opposition groups supported the bill to oust Guaidó. The National Assembly would assume some of Guaido’s responsibilities and appoint a commission to manage and protect foreign assets that were under his supervision.

In January 2019, Guaido, the former head of the Venezuelan legislature, declared himself the rightful leader and interim president to oust President Nicolás Maduro again. Such parallel administration plunged the country into a political impasse.

The dissolution of his interim government, once supported by most opposition parties and dozens of foreign governments signal Guaidó’s waning influence. Supporters say disintegration is necessary for unity ahead of elections due in 2024.

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