Friday, 20 Apr 2018
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National Assembly will evaluate merit antecedent against Maduro

DAYANA CHERUBINI The plenary of the National Assembly (AN) will submit on Tuesday the evaluation of the recent ruling issued by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) in exile, which recently attributed “sufficient merits” to prosecute President Nicolás Maduro, for his alleged liaison in corruption cases with Odebrecht. This in attention to the formalization of the request for the continuation of the criminal trial. In support, the Constitutional Bloc Venezuela, expressed through a statement its support for the decision of the TSJ, and urged the AN to authorize the complaint, in order to allow the normal continuity of due process. Based on the evidence attached to the ruling, the movement that brings together various Venezuelan jurists, including Cecilia Sosa Gomez, Blanca Rosa Mármol, Alberto Arteaga, Román Duque Corredor, among others, said the ruling could “fairly and transparent to determine the veracity or not of the serious evidence “provided by the ex-attorney general Luisa Ortega Díaz which” compromise the honor of Nicolás Maduro “, therefore, presume a negative and delictual performance of their public management. On the other hand, but with the same order of ideas, the president of the Venezuelan Association of Constitutional Law (AVCD), José Vicente Haro, in consultation with The universal considered “totally feasible that the AN allow the normal course” of the request made by the TSJ taking into account that this requires an absolute majority. That is, half plus one, “what is known as a simple majority of the deputies present at the session”. In relation to different pronouncements of some leaders who claim that the trial does not proceed because the so-called TSJ in exile is only composed of 13 magistrates and not 33; Haro explained that “if you read carefully the ruling of the Supreme Court there are more than 20 signatures of magistrates”. He argued that “for reasons of political persecution they were forced to leave the country,” and abroad those principals incorporated, in accordance with the rules of procedure, their alternates, which is the same in all of its members. Del Pino: “It’s not legitimate” The constitutionalist and professor of the UCV Pedro Afonso Del Pino believes that “that TSJ in exile is not legitimate at any point.” He considered that the procedure used to appoint the judges violated the Constitution. There was no due consultation with the Citizen Power. It has no legal logic For the constituist Jesus Silva “the trial against the president does not have legal logic” as he explains “the AN does not have powers to prosecute the President. In his opinion “the initiative seeks to validate that it does not exist in the law, because it is a supposed TSJ that does not even have its base in the country” and that according to him “was generated by unconstitutional acts of the same Assembly, which It shows its legality. ” For Silva, “the TSJ is a group of people associated to commit a crime and who usurp true functions.”

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