- Guaido's Delegation Admits Possibility of Maduro's Nomination for Presidential Election
Guaido's Delegation Admits Possibility Of Maduro's Nomination For Presidential Election
Umer Jamshaid 7 days ago Tue 12th February 2019 | 11:30 PM
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is eligible to become a candidate for possible presidential elections, but not as incumbent leader of the country, representatives of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's delegation said on Tuesday at a press conference in the Italian capital of Rome
"Maduro is free to nominate his candidacy, but not as an incumbent president," Venezuelan lawmaker Gabriel Gallo said, adding that a decision on Maduro's nomination should be made by the ruling United Socialist Party.
Tensions in Venezuela escalated when Guaido, the head of the opposition-led parliament, declared himself interim president on January 23, disputing last year's re-election of incumbent President Nicolas Maduro. Guaido's declaration was almost immediately recognized by the United States and some of its allies.