Julio Borges is quitting his post as foreign minister of Venezuela’s US-backed “interim government”, saying that it has turned into a “caste” and is failing to serve its purpose of removing Nicolas Maduro from power.
Borges said the interim government should cease to operate, except for managing state-owned assets that are frozen overseas, such as refiner Citgo Petroleum in the USA. The opposition has reportedly been plagued by internal contradicting disputes causing infighting.
Borges made his comments from Colombia, where he lives in exile after being accused of being part of a plot to assassinate Maduro.
His exit marks another major blow to an opposition that was routed in regional elections last month. Maduro’s ruling party won 20 out of 23 governorship.
Borges told reporters on Sunday that he will submit his resignation in a legislative session on Tuesday. He added that the interim government should “disappear” when its legal mandate expires in January 2021 unless it adopts his proposed changes to its founding 2019 decree.
Guaido declared himself “interim president” of Venezuela in January 2019.
The US regime and dozens of other countries recognized him and his opposition group as Venezuela’s legitimate government, but the EU withdrew its support last January.
The UN also acknowledges Maduro as Venezuela’s duly elected president.
RT. com / ABC Flash-Point News 2021.