×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: EU | Europe | Venezuela

Germany Accuses Maduro of Holding Venezuelans 'hostage'

Friday, 31 March 2017 09:39 AM

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has accused Venezuela's president of holding the country's population as "hostages" in his battle with parliament.

Venezuela's Supreme Court, which was stacked by the government of President Nicolas Maduro, has taken away the remaining powers of congress, prompting widespread international criticism.

German government spokesman Steffen Seibert on Friday urged the country to "return to democratic principles and the separation of powers."

He told reporters in Berlin that "it is intolerable how President Maduro is making the population of his country hostages to his own power ambitions."

In Spain, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tweeted that "if the division of powers is broken, then democracy is broken." Rajoy expressed support "for freedom, for democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela."

© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Europe
Germany has accused Venezuela's president of holding the country's population as "hostages" in his battle with parliament.Venezuela's Supreme Court, which was stacked by the government of President Nicolas Maduro, has taken away the remaining powers of congress, prompting...
EU,Europe,Venezuela
122
2017-39-31
Friday, 31 March 2017 09:39 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved