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UK calls on Maduro to stop the division in the Venezuelan society

Tuesday, August 1st 2017 - 08:22 UTC
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Boris Johnson said that “the dubious Constituent Assembly vote has dramatically deepened the problems and ramped up tensions” Boris Johnson said that “the dubious Constituent Assembly vote has dramatically deepened the problems and ramped up tensions”

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called on Monday on Venezuela’s government to take urgent action to stop the division in society following Sunday's the Constituent Assembly vote. “Venezuela stands on the brink of disaster and Nicholas Maduro’s government must stop before it is too late. The country is turning on itself – more than 100 have died already – and democracy and basic rights are in jeopardy”, said Boris Johnson.

 He added that “the dubious Constituent Assembly vote has dramatically deepened the problems and ramped up tensions. It is time for the government to see sense and start working with the opposition on a way forward that brings the people of Venezuela back together”.

In a previous statement the foreign secretary said the UK calls on the Venezuelan Government to refrain from divisive and inflammatory action, including the plan to form a Constituent Assembly. This will only further undermine confidence in the country’s democracy. Human rights, the rule of law, the separation of powers and the integrity of democratic institutions must be respected.

“The UK joins with the Vatican, the neighbors of Venezuela and our European friends to urge the Government to enter constructive talks with the Opposition. I call on President Nicolas Maduro to change course and break the deadlock for the benefit of all Venezuelans”.

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  • Voice

    Hey Boris, why didn't you stop your division of British society with your lies about Brexit...?

    Aug 01st, 2017 - 03:04 pm 0
  • Pete Bog

    You're wasting your breath Boris. Just wait for the country to implode and rebel. Madurine is on borrowed time, new dictatorial constitution or not. He's not going to take any notice of the UK, so why bother to comment?

    Aug 05th, 2017 - 12:03 pm 0
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