Regime says National Assembly illegal after 3 elected lawmakers reinstated
Lawmakers in the National Assembly swear in 3 opposition members, whose entry was barred by the Supreme Court following December’s election over allegations of electoral fraud. Their entry would have given the opposition a two thirds ‘super-majority’ to curtail President Maduro’s powers.
As a consequence, pro-Maduro legislators ask the Supreme Court to declare any decision or act of the National Assembly illegal over the 3 controversial lawmakers. Venezuela’s Attorney General, Reinaldo Muroz makes a request to nullify the swearing in and reinstatement of the 3 lawmakers. Eventually, he declares that the National Assembly has consequently been illegally constituted.