TEHRAN (defapress) - US Senator Bernie Sanders would not recognize Juan Guaidó as the rightful leader of Venezuela or call for Nicolás Maduro to step down during an interview with Jorge Ramos on Univision’s “Al Punto” that aired on Tuesday.
News ID: 75767
Publish Date: 22February 2019 - 14:19
Venezuela is currently in a constitutional crisis, as both Guaidó and Maduro claim to have won the country’s recent election.
Ramos asked Sanders if he considered Guaidó to be the legitimate president of Venezuela.
“No, I think what has to happen right now, I think that there are serious questions about the recent election. There are many people who feel it was a fraudulent election, and I think the United States has got to work with the international community to make sure there is a free and fair election in Venezuela,” Sanders said.
Ramos followed up by asking Sanders whether Maduro should step down.
“I think clearly he has been very, very abusive. That is a decision of the Venezuelan people. So I think, Jorge, there’s got to be a free and fair election,” Sanders said, NTK Network reported.