Infographic

Maduro vs. Guaidó: A Global Scorecard

Support is waning for the Venezuelan president, but he still has Russia and China on his side.

Venezuela_support_4_0205
Venezuela_support_4_0205
By , a national security and intelligence reporter at Foreign Policy.

The political crisis in Venezuela has left the international community divided. More than three dozen countries have now thrown their support to Juan Guaidó, the head of the National Assembly, while Russia, China, Iran, Syria, Turkey, and a handful of smaller nations back President Nicolás Maduro.

After the embattled Maduro did not respond to an EU request to call new elections by Sunday evening, more than a dozen European countries on Monday announced their support for Guaidó. But the European Union fell short of a consensus on the issue after Italy blocked a joint statement recognizing Guaidó as president.

Guaidó declared himself interim president on Jan. 23.

The political crisis in Venezuela has left the international community divided. More than three dozen countries have now thrown their support to Juan Guaidó, the head of the National Assembly, while Russia, China, Iran, Syria, Turkey, and a handful of smaller nations back President Nicolás Maduro.

After the embattled Maduro did not respond to an EU request to call new elections by Sunday evening, more than a dozen European countries on Monday announced their support for Guaidó. But the European Union fell short of a consensus on the issue after Italy blocked a joint statement recognizing Guaidó as president.

Guaidó declared himself interim president on Jan. 23.

Most Latin American countries have called for Maduro to go. Mexico and Uruguay have staked out neutral ground, offering to mediate the crisis, but Guaidó rejected the offer, stating that neutrality was akin to supporting Maduro.

Here’s a broad look at where the world stands on the crisis in Venezuela.


Backs Nicolás Maduro

China Russia Turkey
Cuba Iran Syria
Nicaragua Bolivia South Africa
Suriname Dominica St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Cambodia North Korea

 


Backs Juan Guaidó

Spain Britain France
Germany Austria Czech Republic
Denmark Estonia Finland
Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg
Netherlands Poland Portugal
Sweden Argentina Brazil
Canada Chile Colombia
Costa Rica Guatemala Honduras
Panama Paraguay Peru
Israel Australia United States
Kosovo Iceland Albania
Ecuador Georgia Ukraine
Belgium Hungary Croatia
Malta Macedonia Bulgaria
Slovenia Morocco Ireland
Haiti Romania

 


On the Fence

Mexico – taking neutral position, offered to mediate Uruguay – taking neutral position, offered to mediate
Belarus – rejected external influence Slovakia – resisted European calls
Cyprus – resisted European calls Greece – called for dialogue
Norway – called for elections Italy – internally divided on the issue

 

Amy Mackinnon is a national security and intelligence reporter at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @ak_mack

More from Foreign Policy

A closeup of Russian President Vladimir Putin
A closeup of Russian President Vladimir Putin

What Russia’s Elites Think of Putin Now

The president successfully preserved the status quo for two decades. Suddenly, he’s turned into a destroyer.

A member of the Zimbabwe Republic Police is seen in front of an electoral poster of President Emmerson Mnangagwa
A member of the Zimbabwe Republic Police is seen in front of an electoral poster of President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Cafe Meeting Turns Into Tense Car Chase for U.S. Senate Aides in Zimbabwe

Leading lawmaker calls on Biden to address Zimbabwe’s “dire” authoritarian turn after the incident.

Steam rises from cooling towers at the Niederaussem coal-fired power plant during the coronavirus pandemic near Bergheim, Germany, on Feb. 11, 2021.
Steam rises from cooling towers at the Niederaussem coal-fired power plant during the coronavirus pandemic near Bergheim, Germany, on Feb. 11, 2021.

Putin’s Energy War Is Crushing Europe

The big question is whether it ends up undermining support for Ukraine.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres attends a press conference.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres attends a press conference.

A Crisis of Faith Shakes the United Nations in Its Big Week

From its failure to stop Russia’s war in Ukraine to its inaction on Myanmar and climate change, the institution is under fire from all sides.