Government: Venezuelan military surpass President Maduro

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Caracas (AP) - In the power struggle in Venezuela, the military has put behind President Nicolas Maduro. "The soldiers of the homeland do not accept a president, who is used by dark forces, or uses himself off the right himself," wrote Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino on Twitter. Earlier, parliamentary leader Juan Guaidó had declared interim president and openly challenged Maduro. Because his re-election did not conform to democratic rules, many states no longer recognize Maduro as the rightful president.

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