Colombia, US ask for observance of Venezuelan Constitution
The request was made by Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, met in Washington
Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton requested on Tuesday in Washington the observance of the Venezuelan Constitution in the event of political transition, Department of State Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland reported.
Holguín and Clinton discussed the situation in Venezuela during a meeting at the US Department of State. "A political transition of any kind should be in accordance with the Venezuelan Constitution," they said, according to Nuland in a press conference, AFP quoted.
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.