EU says voice of Venezuelan people 'cannot be ignored', urges 'free' elections

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23 jan. 2019, 23.40

The European Union said Wednesday that the voice of the Venezuelan people "cannot be ignored" and called for "free and credible elections" after the South American country's parliament leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president.

"The civil rights, freedom and safety of all members of the National Assembly, including its President, Juan Guaido, need to be observed and fully respected," the EU's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement on behalf of the 28-member bloc.