Economist and former Greek Deputy Defense Minister Costas Isychos finds it provocative that US-backed "elite" Juan Guaidó has "accused the Venezuelan government of" rigged "elections, despite the participation of more than 100 parties, with an overwhelming majority belonging to the conservative opposition".
"The dominant systemic media, Washington and the EU. They are trying to predetermine international public opinion against the so-called fraud in the elections for a new National Assembly, which will take place in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on Sunday", said the economist, former MP and Deputy Minister of National Defense, Costas Isychos.
The blatant refusal of Washington and its allies to send observers in the forthcoming elections proves, Isychos says, "their utter inability to substantiate their baseless allegations. However, the rest of the international community will be represented in the elections, just as in the presidential elections of 2018, with more than 1,500 observers."
Equally provocative is the stance of Guaidó, who has long accused the Venezuelan government of "rigged elections, despite the participation of more than 100 parties" with the vast majority of them belonging to the conservative opposition."
"Although attempts at sabotage, armed coups and mercenary incursions, as well as harsh illegal sanctions on Venezuela's overall economy, are taking place and failing miserably, they are daring to chew the candy of rigged elections. This can only be seen as a bad-tasting Hollywood work from the Cold War," the former Defense Minister pointed out.
The Greek government, which recognized and welcomed Guaidó's illegal attempt to become Venezuelan president, "would do well to avoid once again turning into a cheerleader of US imperialism, in the case of the Venezuelan elections," said Isychos.
Ioanna Kleftogianni is a correspondent for Sputnik Hellas.