WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – According to the White House, Trump discussed with Bachelet bilateral ties, including US-Chile cooperation on trade and security issues
"President Trump expressed concern over the situation in Venezuela," the White House said in a readout Sunday.
However, the Venezuelan government dismissed the move, since impeachment is not stipulated by the country’s constitution as a legal procedure. On November 1, the parliament suspended the impeachment proceedings.
The parliament declared that Maduro abandoned his post as result of dereliction of duty in January, 2017, but the Supreme Court of Justice stated that the National Assembly does not have the constitutional powers to declare abandonment. Maduro classified the parliament’s actions as a coup attempt.
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