The opposition-led Venezuelan transitional government, which is recognized by dozens of countries, including the United States, may end as the legitimate government of Venezuela before the end of this year, after lawmakers voted during a video session of the National Assembly in favor of getting rid of this government led by Juan Guido.
And the National Assembly passed a motion to dismiss the interim government by a large margin, as 72 deputies voted in favor of the proposal, while 23 others opposed it, and 9 deputies abstained from voting last Thursday. However, this decision is a preliminary decision, and the National Assembly is scheduled to meet on December 29 to vote definitively on the future of the transitional government, which has been recognized by a coalition of 60 countries, including the United States.
The proposal also calls for the creation of a board of directors appointed by the National Assembly to manage Venezuela’s assets abroad. The plan has the approval of three of the largest opposition parties, all of whom are looking forward to the presidential elections scheduled for 2024.
The move puts the United States in a difficult position, as it has been the most enthusiastic supporter of the transitional government since it was formed by the National Assembly in 2019.