WSJ: a number of opposition leaders in Venezuela had been against the Declaration of Guido acting President
NEW YORK, February 7. /TASS/ — According to The Wall Street Journal, the plan was largely drafted by a group of four opposition leaders.
Some of the key figures in the Venezuelan opposition did not know about what Juan Guido plans to declare himself acting President of the country and opposed this step. This is stated in an article published Thursday in the electronic version of the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal.
“What seemed a carefully crafted strategy with the aim of removal from power of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in fact, was a great game started by a small group of opposition leaders who had prepared in a hurry plan”, — stated in the material.
According to sources, “some of the key figures in the opposition had no idea” that Guido 23 Jan intended to declare himself acting President of the country.
As the newspaper notes, “the plan was largely drafted by a group of four leaders of the opposition.” It was prepared only a few weeks before, Guido declared himself acting President. “This strategy has led to profound changes in the balance of political forces in Venezuela, to strengthen the position of the party “Narodnaya Volya” led by Guido, has long advocated for a more direct confrontation with the regime of Maduro,” the article says.
Negotiations could become impossible
According to sources, many of the representatives of the opposition “initially opposed the ads, Guido acting President”. “They feared that this, ultimately, can make negotiations with Maduro is impossible and exacerbate the suffering of millions of people due to the lack of food and medicine, but also because of the political persecution against his opponents. Others have stated that it is important to act fast and pointless to wait for consensus,” — to the material.