The Venezuelan security forces have taken control of the headquarters of the opposition Democratic Action Party in Carabobo state, in accordance with the judicial order that changed the leadership of this formation and whose leader Henry Ramos Allup does not recognize it.
The dispute stems from the Supreme Court (TSJ) ruling that beheaded the Acción Democrática leadership to put Bernabé Gutiérrez at a crucial moment due to the open debate over participation in the December parliamentary elections.
Gutiérrez decided to change the Carabobo leader to name Winston González, who has declared himself the party’s only valid representative in this area. The controversy arose this Tuesday in the takeover of the regional headquarters in the presence of González himself.
Ramos Allup has denounced this disturbance on his Twitter account, with the police “escorting a scorpion, a self-appointed secretary general of AD in Carabobo”. “They are forcibly evicting legitimate party authorities and threatening to arrest them,” he said.