Maduro calls on Guaido to declare extraordinary elections to Venezuelan parliament

Maduro calls on Guaido to declare extraordinary elections to Venezuelan parliament
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February 20, 2019 10:23
Maduro calls on Guaido to declare extraordinary elections to Venezuelan parliament

Baku. 20 February. REPORT.AZ / Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro invited the opposition leader Juan Guaido  who proclaimed himself the head of the Bolivarian Republic, to declare elections to the country's parliament, Maduro said speaking to the Medical University graduates, Report informs citing foreign media.

“Why did he not declare the election to have him removed by a vote of the people to let the clown who appointed himself (the President) initiate an election, it dropped to the vote,” said Maduro.

"Why does he [Guiado] not declare the elections for him to be ousted through popular voting?" Maduro said, adding that 'this clown who declared himself [the Venezuelan president] initiates elections' for him ' to be overthrown' through voting.

Notably, on January 23 Chairman of the Venezuelan Parliament and the opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself the interim president of the country during a rally in Caracas.

Earlier nineteen European countries recognized Guaido as Interim President of Venezuela.