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Venezuela: Parliament calls for expulsion of EU ambassador

The National Assembly has approved an “agreement to reject” these sanctions and plans to “urge” the Head of State to “declare persona non grata the head of the diplomatic delegation” of the European Union, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa , in order to proceed with his “expulsion”.

The text, approved unanimously by the deputies, also calls for a revision of the agreement on the presence of the European representation in Caracas.

“I am voting with both hands for the representative of the European Union to be declared persona non grata,” said the President of the National Assembly, Jorge Rodriguez, before calling for a vote.

The European Union on Monday sanctioned 19 senior officials of Nicolas Maduro’s regime for their role in acts and decisions undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela.

The decision, validated by the Foreign Ministers of the Twenty-Seven, brings to 55 the total number of officials and senior officials of the government of Nicolas Maduro sanctioned by the EU (travel ban and freezing of assets on the territory of the Union).

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