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The United States imposes sanctions on Luis Parra, the president of the parliament elected by Chavismo and the opposition of minorities

June 5, 2020

The United States’ business partner in Venezuela, James Story, has argued that the United States government is preparing sanctions against Luis Parra, Chavismo’s President of the National Assembly, and the minority opposition identified as such to the detriment of Juan Guaidó by the majority opposition

In a virtual meeting with journalists held on Thursday and collected by ‘El Nacional’, Story referred to the events of January 5 in the National Assembly when the vote to elect the new parliamentary leadership in the National Assembly was supposed to take place in Guaidó be ratified.

The security forces prevented access to Guaidó and over a hundred related MPs, but allowed Parra and the MPs, who eventually elected him to be the new congress leader. At the same time, Guaidó was ratified by these one hundred MPs in office at a meeting in the editorial office of ‘El Nacional’.

The United States imposes sanctions on Luis Parra, the president of the parliament elected by Chavismo and the opposition of minoritiesThe United States imposes sanctions on Luis Parra, the president of the parliament elected by Chavismo and the opposition of minorities

“Deputy Luis Parra, I hope he’s fine, but as you know, he’s not a president of the National Assembly,” said Story. “We all remember that … they used ‘collectives’ with arms to block access to the National Assembly,” and “there are no records of a quorum or who voted for it,” he argued.