Venezuela's ambassador to Iraq has declared his support for National Assembly President Juan
“The National Assembly is the only power of the Republic which has ethics, legitimacy
“We, diplomats based abroad, acting on behalf of the State, swear to defend the 1999 Constitution as a mandate from the original constituent power that had the support of almost the entire Venezuelan population,” he added.
'Our place is next to the people, the Republic, the Constitution
Ramirez also called on other senior government officials to renounce Maduro and throw their support behind
Ramirez finally urged the military to overthrow Maduro.
Earlier on Saturday, a high-ranking Venezuelan air force general called on the armed forces to rebel against Maduro and recognize
Military support is crucial for the embattled Maduro, who is deeply unpopular largely due to an unprecedented economic crisis that has prompted an exodus of millions.
As pressure mounts on Maduro to step down, the President still refuses to cede control of the South American republic, claiming he is