Venezuelan opposition removes interim leader Juan Guaidó
The big picture: The vote gestures that the opposition has lost faith in Guaidó’s ability to oust President Nicolás Maduro, the Times reports.
Driving the news: In the second vote this month to determine the future of the interim government — with 72 votes in favor, 29 against and eight abstentions — lawmakers decided to end Guaidó’s reign on Jan. 4.
- His interim government will be replaced with a committee that will oversee presidential primaries next year.
Zoom out: The move signals a blow to the United States, which has recognized Guaidó as Venezuela's legitimate president since 2019.