In the power struggle between the government and the opposition in Venezuela, the Court of Auditors has prohibited the self-appointed interim president, Juan Guaido, from holding political office for 15 years. “He has performed unpaid public duties and carried out actions with foreign governments to the detriment of the Venezuelan people,” said the chairman of the pro-government audit office, Elvis Amoroso, on Thursday as a reason. In addition, there are doubts about the lawfulness of his income. In Venezuela, two preliminary investigations are already underway against Guaido.
The young MP has been delivering a fierce power struggle with the head of state for over two months Nicolas Maduro. He had declared himself transitional president on January 23 and denied Maduro legitimacy. Numerous states, including the United States and Germany, already recognized him as the rightful interim president. Russia, China and Cuba, on the other hand, continue to support Maduro. Even the powerful military keeps loyalty to the socialist head of state so far. Guaido wants to mobilize his supporters across the country in coming weeks to push Maduro out of office.