A motion to ratify the recognition of Guadió as “president in charge” was rejected with 190 votes from the PSOE and United Podemos benches in the Spanish parliament.
A total of 190 parliamentarians from Spain on Tuesday rejected the motion presented by ultra-right-wing parties urging the National Executive to ratify the recognition of the Venezuelan opposition deputy, Juan Guaidó, as president in charge of Venezuela.
The bench of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) and Unidad Podemos rejected the motion, alleging that VOX parliamentarians, Citizens, Asturias Forum and Navarra Sum, use the Venezuela issue to wear down the National Executive and distract political debate.
“It is about wearing down, insulting, attacking. And I repeat what I said before. Not a single measure to solve the serious crisis Venezuela faces is being presented (by them),” said the deputy, Héctor Gómez from PSOE.
🏛️ @Hectorgomezh al PP: Lo único que persiguen es desgastar al Gobierno liderado por Pedro Sánchez. No tienen otro propósito.
— PSOE Congreso (@gpscongreso) February 18, 2020
Despite the expletives and attempts to justify the non-existent government of Guaidó, the opposition parties in the Spanish Government did not exceed 148 votes.
In this way, Spain’s position to respect the constitutionality of the Venezuelan state is ratified. Last January, during his visit to the Iberian country, Guaidó was not received by President Sánchez, so the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arrancha González , was in charge of greeting him and called him “opposition leader”.
Featured image: Despite the expletives and attempts to justify the non-existent government of Guaidó, the opposition parties to the Spanish Government did not exceed 148 votes. | Photo: Reuters
Translated by JRE/EF