The Venezuelan Ambassador to Iraq, Jonathan Velasco Ramirez, has renounced President Nicolas Maduro and supported opposition leader, Juan Guaido.
In a video posted on social media, Ramirez said: â€śOur only place is with the people, the Constitution and the Venezuelan parliamentâ€ť, adding that Guaido has a constitutional right and duty to assume the post of president.
â€śMr. Guido, you are on the right side of history, people and the Constitution,â€ť he said, adding that â€śMaduro and his gang have crossed all permissible linesâ€ť.
Ramirez concluded his message by calling on the army to overthrow Maduro.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proposed on Saturday to hold early parliamentary election as part of efforts to counter the threat posed by National Assembly Speaker, Juan Guaido, who has declared himself the countryâ€™s legitimate president.