Serhat TUNAR –TDO- France, Germany and Spain, are calling on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to hold a "free and transparent" snap election. Otherwise, they vow to follow the US example and recognize Juan Guaido as interim president of Venezuela.
The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that the statements made by France, Germany, and Spain with regards to recognizing Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president were identical and made by European leaders simultaneously, according to Maria Zakharova, the ministry's spokeswoman.
This observation comes after earlier in the day, Spain gave an ultimatum to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, saying that it would recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as country’s president if the incumbent leader fails to announce an election in eight days, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez warned.
At the same time, the German government said that it was also ready to recognize Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela if the similar conditions as brought forward by Madrid are not met, according to a government spokesman's statement posted on Twitter. A similar stance has been voiced by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Later in the day, UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunts echoed these concerns, warning that Britain will recognize Juan Guaido if Venezuela fails to announce new elections in 8 days.
However, Venezuelan Foreign Minister rejects EU ultimatum for new election.