Venezuela’s majority opposition claimed Juan Guaidó as President of the National Assembly and thus as “responsible president” of the country after the Supreme Court (TSJ) supported Luis Parra, supported by the minority opposition. as chairman of parliament.
The legal advice provided by the National Assembly replied to the TSJ’s decision on Tuesday evening (local time), in which it declared the board of directors of Parra’s legislative seat “valid”.
“The establishment of a parallel or virtual parliament is prohibited, which has no legal effect, and any public or private person who grants or gives space for it is considered contemptuous and any act taken as such is void,” he said. Anticipating possible legal action against Guaidó.
The national assembly schism occurred on January 5 when the vote to elect a new parliamentary leadership was to take place. The security forces prevented Guaidó and more than a hundred related MPs from entering the Legislative Palace, so the meeting only took place with representatives of the ‘Chavistas’ and the opposition of the minorities who voted for Parra. In a parallel vote in the ‘El Nacional’ newsroom, Guaidó and his team were ratified by the other MPs.