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Power struggle in Venezuela : Maduro and Guaidó vie for the favor of the military

in view of the escalating crisis of the state in Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro and the self-appointed interim President, Juan Guaidó advertise the support of the armed forces. "Always loyal, never a traitor", shouted the soldiers during a visit to Maduro on Sunday at the 41. Brigade in the fortress Paramacay. In the case of an Exercise of the head of state, ran in the run to the side of the Minister of defense Vladimir Padrino by the barracks. He went on a military boat and was on a naval base, Arm-in-Arm with soldiers.

Guaidó tried to draw simple soldiers on his side. On Twitter, he published the adopted by Parliament law on Amnesty, which guarantees the military impunity if they take part in the restoration of the democratic order. "Distributed to the military in your family, among your friends and neighbors," he wrote. Oppositional deputies and student leaders handed the document to officials of the national guard.

"a soldier of the Fatherland, today I give you a command: to Shoot not to the Venezuelan people, under pressures no peaceful demonstrations," said Guaidó on Sunday. "It is time to stand on the side of the Constitution."

For the next week, he announced new protests. On Wednesday, people across the country should go against the government of Maduro on the road, he said. "Our demands are: The armed forces are to stand on the side of the people and the humanitarian aid through, and we have already requested in the world," said Guaidó.

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Guaidó, chief of the disempowered Parliament, was appointed on Wednesday to interim President of Venezuela. The United States and many Latin American countries recognized it as a transitional head of state. On Sunday, Australia also moved. Russia, China, Iran, Turkey as well as Cuba, Bolivia and Nicaragua, however, hold on to the socialist President Maduro.

pressure from Europe, the warning from the U.S.

Among others, Germany, France, Spain and the UK, have called on Maduro, within a week, free and fair elections. The not be done, would you be willing Guaidó also as the rightful interim President to acknowledge. For coming the Saturday of the self - proclaimed transitional head of state called on the Venezuelans at home and abroad to further demonstrations to support the claim of the Europeans.

The security adviser of the US President, Donald Trump, John Bolton, meanwhile, warned against violence against the Venezuelan Opposition and U.S. diplomats. "Any kind of violence and intimidation against U.S. diplomats, Venezuela's democratic leader, Juan Guaidó, or the Parliament would constitute a serious attack on the rule of law, and a significant reaction to," he wrote Sunday night on Twitter.

The control over the armed forces as the key to Power in Venezuela. The leadership of the military has so far continued to Maduro, but in the lower ranks of dissatisfaction, there seems a growing. It is several times smaller uprisings by soldiers. At the weekend, the military attaché of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, Maduro announced the following and Guaidó. (dpa)

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