A recent judgment of the Venezuelan Supreme Court places Luis Parra, a dissident of anti-Chavism, as leader of the Chamber
The parliamentary majority that recognizes Juan Guaidó how President of the National Assembly (AN) of Venezuela this Wednesday ratified the opposition leader as head of the chamber, contrary to a recent ruling of the Supreme Court that places that position in Luis Parra, a dissident of anti-Chavism.
In a statement, the Legal Consultancy of the AN assures that in the sentence published on Tuesday by the Supreme justice court (TSJ) “there is nothing that can distort what actually happened”, in reference to Guaidó’s re-election as parliamentary head, which occurred on January 5 last.
That election, states the letter, was expressed in the voting list of the deputies -published two days later on the AN website-, which gives an account of the necessary quorum and “of the comfortable majority with which the Board of Directors chaired by the deputy Juan Guaidó ”.
Although the opposition leader was prevented from entering the Legislative headquarters on January 5, when a new one would be chosen parliamentary directiveHe could also be re-elected in a parallel session, which took place at the headquarters of a local newspaper, in which 100 of the 167 deputies who make up the Chamber expressed their support for him in the media.
Then and now, the Venezuelan opposition has released the voting list to support the legitimacy of Guaidó, who is also recognized as interim president of Venezuela for about 60 countries.
Guaidó’s presidency annulled
“The Constitutional Chamber of the TSJ declared valid the Board of Directors of AN (…) which is made up of deputies Luis Eduardo Parra Rivero as president, Franklin Duarte as first vice president and José Gregorio Noriega as second vice president,” reported Tuesday night on Supreme through a press release.
The ruling also establishes that any public or private person “who lends or gives space” for the installation of a parallel or virtual parliament “will be considered in contempt, and any act exercised as such is void.”
The TSJ assured that the directive headed by Parra, whose legitimacy is questioned by the Venezuelan opposition and a large part of the international community, did not commit any “action outside the framework of the constitutional jurisdiction”In his controversial election, held on January 5.
“The opinion also ordered that a certified copy of the file and the ruling be sent to the Public ministry (Prosecutor’s Office), for the corresponding legal purposes in relation to the actions of the citizen Juan Guaidó, ”added the statement from the highest court, alluding to the various accusations that the opposition leader faces.
In response, the deputies who support Guaidó pointed to the TSJ magistrates as “operators of the regime” and criticized that in the aforementioned judgment “there is no analysis of any evidence on the events that occurred” on the day of the two elections.
Parra was invested as head of the House in a bumpy session that did not contemplate any personalized vote and whose minutes were never published.
With information from EFE