Sweden sees Guaido as Venezuela's interim president

Reuters | Published: February 04, 2019 16:53:22 | Updated: February 07, 2019 12:51:53

Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom speaks during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council held during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, US on September 26, 2018 — Reuters/File

The European Union sees Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate interim president, Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said on Monday.

“In the current situation, we support and consider Guaido as the legitimate interim president,” Wallstrom told Swedish radio.

Wallstrom said that the EU, which is expected to make a statement later in the day, was united in rejecting the results of last year’s election and the imposition of fresh sanctions when appropriate.

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