Foreign Minister Guaidó resigns, Venezuelan opposition fragments

(Bloomberg) – The foreign affairs commissioner of opposition leader Juan Guaidó, Julio Borges, announced that he will resign from his post on Tuesday and that Guaidó’s interim government should disappear without changes to the decree that created it.

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Borges said he would propose changes to the 2019 decree that the interim government formed in an opposition-led session of the National Assembly on Tuesday and that the government would disappear entirely on January 5 if nothing is changed.

“It has been deformed,” Borges said of the Guaidó government. “Instead of being an instrument to fight the dictatorship, it has become a kind of end in itself.”

Since the opposition consolidated around Guaidó in January 2019, the opposition leader has seen his support falter as President Nicolás Maduro remains in power and the ruling party dominated regional elections. The elections were marred by government interference, according to the Carter Center, founded by former President Jimmy Carter, and Maduro expelled electoral observers from the European Union who were gathering details for a final report on the election, as Maduro has maintained firm control of the country.

Guaidó has said that the United States will continue to support him as the leader of Venezuela, but Borges pointed out that the United States supports the opposition because he wants it to rebuild a solid process in the country and that Guaidó should rectify the interim government. The legal mandate of the National Assembly, which has already been extended, expires on January 5.

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Top Guaido Ally to Quit Post as Venezuela Opposition Frays

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