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Weekly Report - 07 January 2021 (WR-21-01)

VENEZUELA: Rival assemblies compete for recognition

In a statement published on 6 January, the high representative for foreign affairs of the European Union (EU), Josep Borrell, expressed “deep regret” that Venezuela’s new government-led national assembly had “assumed its mandate on 5 January on the basis of non-democratic elections”, and he stated the EU’s support for all those “striving to bring back democracy to Venezuela, including in particular [opposition leader] Juan Guaidó and other representatives of the outgoing national assembly elected in 2015”.

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