The Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) clarified on Monday in a press release that the Venezuelan National Assembly does not have the power to remove the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro.
The country’s highest court invoked the content of judgment No. 948 of the Constitutional Chamber of November 15, 2016, in which the deputies and deputies were ordered to refrain from continuing the process of declaring political responsibility against the Head of State .
The judgment also emphasizes that the assembly members must abstain from dictating any type of act that is outside its constitutional attributions.
Following is the complete statement:
Date: January 9, 2017
Reiterated jurisprudence in this regard is in line with the Constitution
In the last few days, some of the country’s political spokesmen have publicly stated the possibility of declaring by an agreement of the majority of deputies and deputies of the National Assembly, the alleged “abandonment of duty” of the President of the Republic, by the citizen Nicolás Maduro Moros , the National President, who is in the exercise of his constitutional powers.
For this reason, the Supreme Court of Justice, with the firm intention of maintaining the peace, constitutional order and democratic stability of the Nation, invokes the content of Judgment No. 948 of the Constitutional Chamber of November 15, 2016, Which, according to article 336 of the Constitution and its jurisprudence, the deputies of the National Assembly were ordered to refrain from continuing the procedure of declaring “political responsibility” against the President of the Republic and, in short, to dictate any kind of Act that is outside its constitutional attributions.
In addition, the aforementioned ruling emphasizes in particular the prohibition of deputies from “calling and carrying out acts that disturb public order; Instigations against authorities and public authorities, as well as other actions outside the constitutional rights and legal order”.
Finally, the Supreme Court of Justice calls for the use of dialogue as a fundamental tool to resolve political differences and, especially, to fulfill constitutional duties and purposes, in order to guarantee the construction of a just and Peace, and to promote the prosperity and well-being of the people.