Venezuela – Institutional situation (August 21, 2017)

France condemns the decision taken on August 18 by the National Constituent Assembly to exercise the legislative powers of the National Assembly, which was democratically elected in December 2015.

Only a dialogue respectful of the rule of law and the separation of power can guarantee a negotiated settlement of the crisis and preserve democracy in Venezuela.

Resuming this dialogue is urgent. Along with its EU partners, France will support any initiative in this direction.

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