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Venezuela opposition parties back Guaido as congress Leader in 2020

Venezuelan lawmakers from little opposition parties Friday stated Juan Guaido must continue as leader of Congress in 2020, waiving their choice to direct the legislature under an informal agreement to rotate direction involving parties.

The announcement ended speculation of an opposition rift within the 2020 legislative period, which beneath a 2016 arrangement within the resistance would have dropped to some group of 17 little parties.

Guaido at January announced President Nicolas Maduro that a usurper and supposed that a rival interim presidency that’s been recognised by over 50 states, and the resistance is eager for him to stay in the post.

“The national interest comes first,” Carlos Berrizbeitia, a lawmaker in the little Venezuela Project celebration, told reporters.

Venezuela’s constitution states that in case of a presidential vacancy, the presidency falls into the mind of the National Assembly before a fresh election is held.

Maduro calls Guaido that a U.S. puppet trying to oust him via a coup and has indicated he could be arrested for treason.

Venezuela’s political stalemate comes against the background of a hyperinflationary financial meltdown which has fuelled an economic collapse.

Over 4 million taxpayers have abandoned the country, imposing shortages of food and medication, as stated by the United Nations.