Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday reaffirmed, on behalf of the Donald Trump administration, support for Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate president after the “ridicule of the democratic process” that Chavismo would have committed in these cases last day.
The head of US diplomacy has criticized that the “illegitimate” Supreme Court (TSJ) has claimed the powers to renew the National Electoral Council (CNE) with members of Nicolás Maduro’s government and to try to “steal” two opposing ones political parties.
He therefore referred to the cases of democratic action and first justice against whose heads the TSJ decided last week to appoint new leaders who are related to Chavismo or at least more open to participation in future electoral processes.
Pompeo has insisted that the way out of the Venezuelan crisis depends on the formation of a transitional government that provides for “free and fair” presidential and parliamentary elections. In the meantime, “we will continue to support the National Assembly and President Guaidó,” he added.