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The Supreme Court also suspends Primero Justicia’s leadership in its offensive against the Venezuelan opposition

June 17, 2020

The Supreme Court of Venezuela (TSJ) has ordered the suspension of the leadership of the opposition party Primero Justicia (PJ), which includes prominent opponents Henrique Capriles and Julio Borges, as was the case with Acción Democrática (AD), within the framework of which what the Venezuelan opposition interprets as a judicial offensive to undermine their options in the face of this year’s general election.

“The TSJ Constitutional Chamber has taken a precautionary measure to protect the constitution, which consists of suspending the organization’s current board of directors for political purposes, Primero Justicia,” announced the Supreme Court.

Primero Justicia, one of Venezuela’s major opposition parties, is led by Tomás Guanipa as Secretary General and Borges as National Coordinator, who is now being released.

The Supreme Court also suspends Primero Justicia’s leadership in its offensive against the Venezuelan oppositionThe Supreme Court also suspends Primero Justicia’s leadership in its offensive against the Venezuelan opposition

In his place, the TSJ has appointed an “ad hoc board of directors to carry out the necessary restructuring process”, which will head José Brito, who will be responsible for the appointment of the other positions of Primero Justicia from this moment on, and “the regional, local and local authorities “.