Canada’s recognition of Juan Guaidó’s presidency could come under question after Maduro’s ‘illegitimate’ election
'An illegitimate election [on] Dec. 6 cannot result in a legitimate new assembly,' says Venezuelan Ambassador Orlando Viera-Blanco.
Canada first recognized Juan Guaidó, left, pictured meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Jan. 27, 2020, as the interim president of Venezuela in 2019. But recent statements by Canada and the Lima Group about their refusal to recognize recent Venezuelan parliamentary elections don't mention Mr. Guaidó by name. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade