On january 5th venezuela's opposition leader, guaydo, and another pro-government member, both claimed to be the next speaker of the national parliament. Venezuela's opposition called the move a \"parliamentary coup.\"
On January 6, Luis Parra, a member of Venezuela's National Assembly, was appointed Speaker of the National Assembly and then sworn in. Meanwhile, the National Guard, armed with a riot shield, has prevented former National Assembly Speaker Guydo from entering Parliament, where he failed to cross the iron fence and enter the building.
A few hours later, some other members of Congress held an emergency meeting at the headquarters of the opposition newspaper National newspaper, where 100 of the 167 members of Congress voted to elect Guaydo as Speaker of the National Assembly for the last year of his 2015-2020 term.
Some opposition MPs claimed that Parra's election was null and void because the opposition believed that the National Assembly session had not been officially opened, that it had been held without the presence of Guaydo, that the number of votes had not reached a quorum and that no formal vote had been taken.
Some of the opposition parties formed a group to negotiate directly with Maduro from last November, and a small portion of the opposition lawmakers who broke with him argued that Guaydo's insistence on the plan to overthrow Maduro by force \"made his political ambitions beyond the needs of Venezuelans in the midst of economic distress.\"
Guaydo announced last January as \"interim president\" of Venezuela, supported by the United States. Last april, guaydo and some armed soldiers in venezuela's capital caracas near an air force base attempted a military coup, which ended in failure. This article is from Surge News. For more original information, please download Surge News app.