Session postponed to decide continuity of government in charge

CARACAS.- The boss of the government interim of VenezuelaJuan Guaidopostponed the ordinary session of the National Assembly, scheduled for this Thursday at 10:30 in the morning, which was scheduled to decide on Thursday the extension of his mandate.

The session of the National Assembly that had been proposed for this December 29 has been postponed “according to the criteria of the members of the board of directors and deputies” for January 3, 2023, with the aim of achieving “a broader agreement for the country,” the assembly account announced on Twitter.

The Venezuelan opposition leader stated that “in response to public requests” made by various deputies of the National Assembly, he assumes the suspension of the session, also from his account on the aforementioned social network.

This decision takes place amid tensions and discontent expressed by opposition parties that “do not see” Guaidó as a solid candidate for re-election.

The main opposition parties: Acción Democrática (AD), Primero Justicia (PJ), Un Nuevo Tiempo (UNT) and Movimiento por Venezuela (MPV), issued a short statement on social networks, in response to Guaidó’s decision, who announced that the session scheduled to discuss the reform of the Statute governing the Transition to Democracy would be postponed until January 3.

“No faction has been consulted about this possibility, the regulations must be complied with and there will be a session tomorrow. The National Assembly must be respected,” they said on Twitter.

Last week, the opposition parties called through a statement for the cessation of the opposition leader’s interim government, after considering that almost four years after his proclamation he has not met the expected objectives.

Meanwhile, the Court Supreme Justice elected by the opposition to Chavismo warned that the replacement of the presidency entrusted by a parliamentary government violates the Constitution of Venezuela.

He also warned that “trying to replace the presidential figure with a parliamentary form of government, violates what is established in article 233 of the Constitution, and what was expressed by this Court in the sentences and resolutions handed down in the Plenary, Constitutional and Electoral Chamber, previously indicated”.

FOUNTAIN: With information from Europa Press