Sorry M5S-League abstained in Venezuela vote - Tajani

'Just told Guaidò we recognise him as president

(ANSA) - Brussels, January 31 - European Parliament President Antonio Tajani on Thursday voiced his disappointment at the 5-Star Movement and League, Italy's government partners, abstaining in an EP vote that recognised Venezuela's self-declared interim president Juan Guaidò as de facto head of state, heightening international pressure on the OPEC member's socialist President Nicolas Maduro. "I have just announced to Guaidò that the EU Parliament recognises him as interim President of Venezuela," Tajani said on Twitter.
    "It's disappointing that the M5S and League (!!!) and many in the (Democratic Party) abstained, without taking sides against the dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro.
    Tajani is No.2 in Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right Forza Italia (Fi) party, a League ally.
   

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