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Foreign Secretary calls for urgent action from Venezuelan government

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called on Venezuela’s government to take urgent action to stop the division in society following the Constituent Assembly vote.


Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:

Venezuela stands on the brink of disaster and Nicholas Maduro’s government must stop before it is too late. The country is turning on itself – more than 100 have died already – and democracy and basic rights are in jeopardy. The dubious Constituent Assembly vote has dramatically deepened the problems and ramped up tensions. It is time for the government to see sense and start working with the opposition on a way forward that brings the people of Venezuela back together.

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Published 31 July 2017
Last updated 31 July 2017 + show all updates
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