US rejects Maduro’s reelection

The United States won support in the Organization of American States to vote a resolution that ignores the re-election of Nicol├ís Maduro in Venezuela and paves the way to suspend the country’s regional body, said on Sunday the US ambassador to the OAS, Carlos Trujillo.

“We have the 24 votes to approve the agenda and the 18 to support and pass the resolution” in the OAS General Assembly that begins on Monday, the diplomat told AFP, stating that this is “a step” towards the suspension of Venezuela of the organism by rupture of the democratic order.

The draft agenda for the 48th annual OAS meeting, which will be held on Monday and Tuesday at the headquarters in Washington, already includes in point 24 dealing with “the situation in Venezuela.”

But the inclusion of the issue in the official agenda of the meeting must be approved by two thirds of the Member States in a vote scheduled early Monday.

The elections of May 20, in which Maduro was re-elected, were boycotted by the majority of the Venezuelan opposition and unknown by the United States, which denounced them as a “farce”, as well as by the European Union, 13 Latin American countries and Canada.

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