Nicolás Maduro is declared illegitimate by the Venezuelan Parliament

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Five days after the possession of Nicolás Maduro in power, there is an atmosphere of tension in the country

Nicolás Maduro is declared illegitimate by the Venezuelan Parliament

The spirits do not calm down before the possession once again of Nicolás Maduro as president of Venezuela. Today in the installation of the new directives of the National Assembly that is controlled by the Popular Will Political Party led by Leopoldo López, this new mandate that will begin next Thursday was declared illegitimate, a symbolic decision that would continue to divide even more to the government and the opponents. The National Assembly calls Maduro a "usurper". All this happens a day after the Lima Group, made up of presidents from regions such as Brazil and Colombia, supported by the United States, urged the president not to be sworn in and cede his power to the Legislative until free elections are held.

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The Lima Group is made up of fourteen countries in the region, yesterday met in the Peruvian capital not only to ask the Venezuelan leader not to assume the presidency, but agreed to adopt sanctions that will leave their regime more isolated and less possibilities to meet the needs of the population. Caracas accused Canada and 12 other Latin American countries belonging to this group of "encouraging" a coup under instructions from Washington. The only one of its members who did not share the decision was the Mexican left government led by Andrés Manuel López Obrador, departing from the statement that ignores the legitimacy of the new period of Nicolás Maduro (2019-2025).

But that's not all, hours before the session that gave beginning to the legislature, opposition deputies denounced the presence of a fragmented grenade at the doors of the debate room. This was found by soldiers and retired by the Sebin (Bolivarian Intelligence Service), question that the Deputy of the National Assembly Delsa Solorzano considered as a "threat", accusing the uniformed of their placement. Solorzano trilled the following message "The custody of the Palace is in the hands of the representatives of the dictatorship, only they could place an explosive."

The illegitimacy of the Venezuelan president by the Parliament will not have effect because his decisions are annulled by the highest Court of Justice, which declared Parliament in Contempt in 2016. By January 2017 the opposition bloc declared that Maduro had abandoned the charge at the time of being blamed for the serious economic crisis that caused the exodus of 2.3 million people since 2015 and who are still fleeing the regime. It should be remembered that Maduro has been in power since 2013 when former President Hugo Chávez Frías died. Maduro served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela from 2006 to 2012 and was Vice President of the Republic from 2012 to 2013. the doors of the debate room. This was found by soldiers and retired by the Sebin (Bolivarian Intelligence Service), a question that the Deputy of the National Assembly Delsa Solorzano considered as a "threat", accusing the uninformed of their placement. Solorzano trilled the following message "The custody of the Palace is in the hands of the representatives of the dictatorship, only they could place an explosive."

LatinAmerican Post | Ana María Aray Mariño

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