Venezuela’s U.S -Backed Opposition Movement in Danger of Breaking Up
The political motion the U.S (United States) has backed in Venezuela in South America to challenge the country’s authoritarian government is on the edge of breaking up after a significant faction announced its withdrawal on Sunday.
Julio Borges, who serves as foreign minister for Venezuela’s U.S-backed interim government reportedly said that he would leave his post on Sunday reported Reuters.
The decision will reportedly weaken the opposition just weeks after it was routed in regional elections. Julio Borges, a leading figure in the anti-regime coalition, called for an end to the leadership of Juan Guaidó.
The U.S. and dozens of allies have backed Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate president since January 2019 in a strategy to remove strongman President Nicolás Maduro. The United States and dozens of other countries recognize the interim government, led by Juan Guaido to be fraudulent.
The government was formed at the beginning of 2019. The United States even considered the 2018 re-election of socialist President Nicolas Maduro to be fraudulent.
Reportedly, till now, Mr. Guaidó has been chief of a motion that calls itself an interim authority, full of paperwork and diplomats. Julio Borges said he would make his resignation official during a legislative session on Tuesday. He further said that the interim government should disappear.
Julio Borges lives in Bogota, the capital of neighboring Colombia. Reportedly, there he was granted political asylum after President Nicolás Maduro’s government accused him of being part of a plot against the president.
According to a report by Reuters, Julio Borges said that the government makes sense as an instrument to get out of the dictatorship. However, in the recent scenarios, the interim government has been damaged.