[Ed. – Keep in mind, the claim is strong that Guaido’s legislative coalition, which won the last election, is entitled to undo Maduro’s thug-backed power grab. There’s little doubt that Maduro’s hold on power is illegitimate at this point. Can Guaido get enough popular support for the march to make a difference? I think he can. This will be important to watch.]
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Friday called on supporters to take to the streets on May 1 for what he called “the largest march in the history” of the South American country to keep the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to leave power.
Guaido, the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly who in January invoked the constitution to assume an interim presidency on the basis that Maduro’s 2018 re-election was illegitimate, reiterated his call for the country’s armed forces to take his side in the three-month power struggle.
“They will need to listen to the people saying: enough,” Guaido told a crowd gathered at a plaza in eastern Caracas, setting the date for the march for May 1, International Workers’ Day.
“We call on all the people to join in the largest march in the history of Venezuela to demand the end to the usurpation so this tragedy can end.”