MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday the election of a new parliament leader in Venezuela was a result of a democratic procedure.
Venezuela’s socialist government installed a new head of Congress on Sunday after armed troops blocked opposition legislators from entering parliament, in a move condemned by dozens of nations as an assault on democracy.
“We consider the election of the new leadership of parliament to be the result of a legitimate democratic procedure conducive to the return of the Venezuelan political struggle to the constitutional field,” the Russian ministry said.
Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin; Editing by Alison Williams
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