AN pursues majority in Constitutional Chamber with reform of Organic Law of TSJ

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The deputy of the Great Patriotic Pole to the National Assembly, Pedro Carreño, reported on Sunday that the right wing in the Parliament seeks to get ahold of the majority in the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), by way of the partial reform to the Organic Law of the TSJ.

When interviewed in the “Jose Vicente Hoy” (Jose Vicente Today) program, broadcast by Televen, he said that before the containing wall that represented the Supreme Court, to materialize the institutional coup d’ etat they would give with the departure of President Nicolas Maduro, just as happened in Paraguay, Honduras and Brazil, “they seek now to change the balance of power “in the judiciary power.

Citing Article 204, paragraph 4, of the Constitution of the Republic, he said that the Judiciary has reserved the discretion of the reform of the Organic Law of the TSJ, however, aware of the constitutionality of this act, the right wing will continue to mount their file against the country.

He explained that the reform proposal includes two aspects, “firstly, to disengage the constitutionality in the process of drafting laws, this is, laws adopted by the Assembly would not have to pass through the filter of constitutionality, so they can approve all the follies they have; secondly, changing the correlation of forces in the Supreme Court, the Constitutional Chamber, which has under its authority the optional power to review sentences by other chambers, currently has seven judges and they are seeking take it up to eight, so to have the majority and to realize their coup d’ etat “.

Carreño said, referring to a judgment issued by the Supreme Court referred to Article 265 of the Constitution, that for the removal of judges in the exercise of their duties “the concomitance of three powers is required: the Judiciary power (which requires), the Citizen Power (which evaluates) and the National Assembly (Which dismisses); they want to dismiss judges without having the competence to do so, to convene a new committee of judicial nominations and to appoint new judges, and thus go around the world saying that the Supreme Court is illegal. ”

Whether it was illegal or not the appointment of judges by the outgoing directors of the NA, the deputy recalled that for the legislative exercise belonging to the 2010-2015 period it was planned the appointment of a panel of judges, and therefore the deputy Diosdado Cabello, in his capacity as Chairman, asked the TSJ for resources of interpretation of Article 220 to define the powers of the legislature. In sentence 1,758 of the Supreme Court of Justice, dated December 22, it was established that the NA could legislate until the day the new parliament is sworn in.