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Thursday, 31 January 2019 - Brussels Revised edition

Situation in Venezuela (B8-0082/2019, B8-0083/2019, B8-0084/2019, B8-0085/2019, B8-0086/2019, B8-0087/2019)
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  Georgi Pirinski (S&D). – Madam President, it should be crystal clear that the only possible way to overcome the present crisis is through dialogue between the government and the opposition. This resolution, which we just passed, goes in exactly the opposite direction, blocking such dialogue – contrary to what the Secretary—General of the United Nations has called for; contrary to what is in this morning’s news – that President Maduro is ready to engage in dialogue.

There is a terrible double standard in this resolution. It criticises the government for holding unilateral elections, for not consulting with anybody when they organise them; and then it totally supports another unilateral action by the opposition, declaring Guaido as President.

I find this a terrible fault by this Parliament. In taking such a decision, it is only deepening the crisis.

 
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