Australia announces support for Guaido

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Monday, January 28, 2019 - 13:00

The Australian Government has recognised Venezuela's Opposition Leader, Juan Guaido, as the country's legitimate leader.

It follows similar declarations by the US, Britain, Germany and France.

Venezuela has sunk into turmoil under President Nicolas Maduro, with ongoing food shortages and daily protests amid an economic and political crisis.

In a statement, Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne said Australia would support Mr Guaido until elections were called.

The Australian Government has recognised Venezuela's Opposition Leader, Juan Guaido, as the country's legitimate leader.

It follows similar declarations by the US, Britain, Germany and France.

Venezuela has sunk into turmoil under President Nicolas Maduro, with ongoing food shortages and daily protests amid an economic and political crisis.

In a statement, Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne said Australia would support Mr Guaido until elections were called.

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