OAS Permanent Council Accepts Appointment of Designated Permanent Representative of Interim President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó

On April 9, 2019, the OAS Permanent Council adopted a resolution accepting the appointment of the Permanent Representative of the interim President of Venezuela, Juan Guaido. (OAS Photo)

April 9, 2019

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today approved a resolution on the situation in Venezuela in which it resolves to accept the appointment of Mr. Gustavo Tarre as Venezuela’s legitimate permanent representative, pending free and fair elections and the appointment of a democratically elected government.

The resolution was approved with 18 votes in favor (Argentina, The Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, United States, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, and Saint Lucia), 9 votes against (Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Dominica, Grenada, Mexico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela), 6 abstentions (Barbados, El Salvador, Guyana, Nicaragua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago) and one absent country (Belize).