The leader of the Venezuelan opposition also said that after the dissolution of the Parliament, the official authorities will begin mass persecution of deputies.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is preparing to dissolve on Monday the opposition to his government Parliament – the National Assembly. With such a statement issued on Sunday, the leader of the Venezuelan opposition Juan Guaido.
“Tomorrow the government of Venezuela to announce the dissolution of Parliament, illegally announce the [parliamentary] elections and begin mass persecution of deputies,” the politician said in a video message on social networks.
January 23, the leader of the Venezuelan opposition, Guaido, whose appointment to the post of speaker of Parliament two days earlier revoked by the Supreme court, declared himself acting President. The interim head of state was recognized by the United States, they were joined by the countries of the Lima Group (except Mexico), the Organization of the American States and most EU countries.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called the incident a coup attempt and announced the rupture of diplomatic relations with the United States. It was supported by Russia, Belarus, Bolivia, Iran, China, Cuba, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Syria, and Turkey.