Germany, as well as the rest of the countries of the European Union, “will not recognize” Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who will be sworn in on January 10 for his second term”. This was reported by the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that country, Christofer Burger.
“Last year, on May 28, 2018, just after the presidential elections, the European Union declared unanimously that it would not recognize the result”, the minister said in a statement, according to German media reports.
Burger pointed out that the supposed breach of the minimum democratic norms, “made that these elections were not free or fair”. “Under these circumstances, the legitimacy of the election and its results were insufficient, because the electoral process did not provide the necessary guarantees for inclusive and democratic elections,” he added.
Translated by JRE