I’m going to post this even as I know You people don’t care about my country.
In December there was an election in Venezuela where the opposition to the disastrous chavista government won 2/3 of the congress. According to the
Venezuelan constitution that is the maximum required majority to approve anything contemplated in the constitution, changes to it, the call for a new
constitution, removal of supreme court judges and so on. That was on December 6.
At 12:30am of December 7 Maduro said he respect this results, this after the defense minister (and maximum army general) said the army support the
results; according to some knowing people in the country Maduro and Cabello (president of the congress at that point) tried to change the results but
the defense minister refused and that’s why he made the declarations about the results before they were released to the public.
In the following days Maduro traveled to Cuba and in his return he changed his mind, first he said the opposition committed fraud in the elections.
The Chavista congress that had their last regular meeting on December 15, made 3 further meeting when they designated 14 supreme court judges, this
had to happen during 2015 but they could not do it as they lacked the 2/3 of the votes to designate a supreme court judge, nevertheless with simple
majority (half plus 1) they elected the 14 new (chavista) supreme court judge on December 23.
After this date the supreme court (in holidays since December 15) gathered to receive a claim of fraud in the December 6 elections. First any refute
to the elections have to be done in CNE, organism in charge of elections in the country, second the congressman in Venezuela have immunity from the
moment they are proclaimed and this immunity can only be removed by the congress 3/5 majority. On December 28 the supreme court ruled that 4 of eleven
congress man refuted by the PSUV (government party similar to communist party of USSR) could not take possession of their charges while they have not
emitted sentence, this four congress man are 3 of the opposition and one chavista all from a state the Chavistas claim the opposition bough votes.
Without this 3 congressman the opposition no longer have the 2/3 supermajority.
A member of the directive of the CNE (all chavistas) declared that all congressman had to take possession of their charges and then if it was proven
that votes were bough, and if those votes were enough to change the results is when the congressman have to be removed. The directive of the new
congress in its first ordinary session oath the 3 opposition congressman into office.
Venezuela's Supreme Court has ruled all actions of the opposition-held National Assembly are void until three banned members are removed from
The court said the ruling applied to all acts that have been taken or will be taken by the current assembly.
The move is likely to escalate the political turmoil gripping the crisis-hit country.
Four lawmakers were barred by the Supreme Court - three from the opposition and one allied with the government - after the Socialist Party alleged
irregularities during last month's vote for a new congress.
The opposition claimed the the ruling was designed to strip it of a so-called "super-majority" in the assembly and swore in the three barred members.
The supermajority gives the opposition extra powers such as removing judges from the top court.
And so by the force of a supreme court unconstitutionally elected, the government disavow what 70% of Venezuelans voted, less than a month lasted what
Now why it was so important to the judges of the supreme court to sacrifice their holidays to remove the 2/3 majority of the congress? well it happens
2/3 of the congress can put or remove supreme judges from their charges, making the DEC 23 designation of 14 supreme void... In
Venezuela only the opposition (70% of the vote) has to respect the law, the law does not apply to the corrupt minority in charge
Democracy is working!!!
edit on 12-1-2016 by Indigent because: something needed double space