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Venezuela’s military backs embattled President Maduro, vows to defend ‘coup d’etat’ from US-backed o

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From The South China Morning Post

Venezuela’s military backs embattled President Maduro, vows to defend ‘coup d’etat’ from US-backed opposition

Venezuela’s powerful military has thrown its weight behind Nicolas Maduro as the US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido pushed on with a direct challenge to his authority, and the fate of the crisis-wracked country hung in the balance.

As the death toll from days of street protests jumped to 26, a defiant Maduro announced the closure of Venezuela’s embassy and consulates in the United States, a day after President Donald Trump’s administration declared his regime “illegitimate”.

The oil-rich but economically devastated country was plunged into uncertainty earlier this week when Guaido, the 35-year-old head of the National Assembly, proclaimed himself “acting president” – earning swift endorsement from Washington and a dozen regional powers including Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.

COMMENT:-

In the US the outcome of the popular vote is irrelevant since it is the Electoral College that decides who the President shall be. In Venezuela the outcome of the popular vote is irrelevant since it is the military that decides who the President shall be. BOTH forms of government are "republics with a form of indirect democracy".

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