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Duke insists that Maduro should step down and call elections

Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Tuesday that the only way of dialogue between the “interim government” and President Nicolas Maduro is to call for a presidential election. Verified by international organizations.

“Facing the dialogue between the Venezuelan interim government and the Maduro dictatorship, it is important to be clear about the path to the good of the fraternal people: The end of dictatorship through presidential elections as soon as possible, with democratic and international adherenceThe President of Colombia wrote on his Twitter account.

The Duke also expressed that the return of democracy in that country “It is fundamental and any compromise that strengthens the dictatorship will be a continental tragedy that will only lead to exodus and misery.”

Colombia is home to about 1.8 million Venezuelans, whom it seeks to regularize through a temporary protection law, which Allows them access to social security, health and the formal labor market.

The Colombian ruler spoke this way, repeated on other occasions, after The first concrete results of talks held in Mexico by the Venezuelan opposition and Maduro.

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Jorge Rodriguez, president of the National Assembly and representative of the ruling party, said on Monday in Mexico, the headquarters of the talks. The parties made partial agreements.

One of them, according to Rodriguez, is the unified struggle for “the ratification and defense of Venezuela’s sovereignty over Guyana Esquiba”, a resource-rich 159,500 square kilometer area between Venezuela and Guyana. It has been the center of conflict between the two countries for almost two centuries.

second is “Partial Agreement for Social Security of the Venezuelan People”, With which the Maduro government intends to get back the assets frozen abroad.

The Duke has been a staunch critic and heads the regional opposition to Maduro. Bilateral diplomatic ties, which had not been doing well since the previous Colombian government, were severed after a failed attempt by Maduro on February 23, 2019. Opposition leader Juan Guaido left the Colombian city of Cucuta to enter his country at the head of a humanitarian caravan.

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