MADURO FOE SAYS HE’D STEP IN

National Post (National Edition) - - WORLD -

CARA­CAS The head of Venezuela’s op­po­si­tion-run congress said Fri­day that he’s pre­pared to step into the na­tion’s pres­i­dency tem­po­rar­ily to re­place Ni­co­las Maduro, whose in­au­gu­ra­tion has been re­jected as il­le­git­i­mate by most coun­tries in the hemi­sphere.

Na­tional Assem­bly Pres­i­dent Juan Guaido, pic­tured, made the state­ment to an en­er­gized crowd blocking a busy Cara­cas street a day after Maduro’s in­au­gu­ra­tion to a se­cond term.

“But I need back­ing from the cit­i­zens to make it a re­al­ity,” Guaido said.

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