24 January 2020
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for new transparent elections to be held in the South American country on Thursday. Guaido is recognized as the crisis-ridden nation's legitimate president by more than 50 countries including the United States. He called for greater international pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. EU countries, which recognize Guaido as interim president of Venezuela, have imposed economic sanctions on 25 Venezuelans close to Maduro, but have opted for a softer approach compared to the United States, seeking to help mediate talks toward new elections with Norway and Latin American countries.
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