Dialogue Board proposes intervention of the Supreme Court against legislative omission

This Wednesday was held the second meeting of the National Dialogue Board in Caracas, where a possible intervention by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) was proposed, given the legislative omission that exists in the National Assembly (AN), in contempt.

The information was released by the head of the Bloque de la Patria (Homeland Bloc), Francisco Torrealba, who explained that if the National Assembly (AN) in contempt persists in legislative omission, the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) could designate the new authorities of the National Council Electoral (CNE). He explained that due to the absence of two thirds of opposition and government actors within the Hemicycle, the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) must declare a legislative omission.

“At this moment when the opposition is broken into pieces, that they had the majority when they were together and that now it is divided, at this moment in which nobody has two thirds for the choice of a CNE, it is not even enough that those who follow deputy Parra may agree to work on this issue, because no fraction could gather the necessary votes, which is two thirds, we are heading towards legislative omission and with that legislative omission, we are on the way to designating the authorities of the Electoral Power by the Supreme Court of Justice”, explained Torrealba.

Torrealba said that the request of President Nicolas Maduro, made on Tuesday, was carried out that mediation between the opposition sectors of the country is made through the Board “We have concluded that we are facing a legislative omission. There are no conditions for reaching an agreement of the parliament so we must have the intervention of the TSJ”, he explained.

Torrealba said that if the highest court designates the new authorities of the Electoral Power, it must be taken into account that the organization of the electoral process takes approximately five months, so it estimated that the parliamentary elections will be held during the last quarter of 2020.

He recalled that the deputies elected in this election process will begin to take office from January 5, 2021.

“All political parties are ready to participate in the electoral process. All who want to come as observers, except the OAS, can come. The electoral support will be open, on our part all necessary agreements will be made so that all political organizations have all their requests and guarantees covered”, he said.

He asked the right-wing deputies to put aside individualistic interests that only seek to continue the path of contempt and thus prevent the destruction of the Legislative Power.

“There is a part of the Venezuelan parliament that defends its great business that has taken away properties from Venezuela abroad … that part defends a great business, the contempt”, he said.

He added that any type of calls for meetings by deputies to hold parliamentary sessions outside the Hemicycle, have no legal validity, and therefore, do not bind or commit the Parliament.