In Venezuela, "a game of chess underway to force a transition," according to Rafael Grasa, an expert in international relations. But what are the practical implications of European countries recognising Guaido as president in the Latin American country?
In the midst of a power struggle between two Presidents, Venezuelan citizens are suffering in a country struggling to function normally. Hyperinflation, food shortages and medication shortages are just some of the problems people face.
A high-ranking Venezuelan air force general publicly recognised Juan Guaido as interim president in a video circulating on social media on Saturday in the biggest military defection Nicolas Maduro’s government has seen so far.