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The Venezuelan Supreme Court dismisses the leadership of the opposition Democratic Action Party

June 16, 2020

The Venezuelan Supreme Court (TSJ) has ordered the end of the current Opposition Democratic Action (AD) directive, led by Henry Ramos Allup, to appoint a new responsible person who better fits Nicolás Maduro’s government theses in full debate on the conditions under which the next parliamentary elections could be held.

The Supreme Court constitutional chamber has accepted a measure of protection against the leadership of AD and ordered the termination of its members “to carry out the necessary restructuring process”. At the head of this process is an “ad hoc” board member, Bernabé Gutiérrez, who until now has been the national organization secretary and critic of the line marked by Ramos Allup.

The new managers will be responsible for the renewal of all regional and local bodies and will “adopt the election card, logo, symbols, emblems, colors and any other concept specific to the organization for political purposes of democratic action”. This element would be the key to future election processes.

The Venezuelan Supreme Court dismisses the leadership of the opposition Democratic Action PartyThe Venezuelan Supreme Court dismisses the leadership of the opposition Democratic Action Party

Ramos Allup has already stated that he will not recognize the judgment issued by the TSJ, a body controlled by Chavismo. For the opposition leader, the law firm “Nicolás Maduro” wants to “steal” the symbols of the formation in order to hand them over to a “refugee” without internal support “who was provided for this saint”, according to the Venezuelan newspaper “El Universal”.