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The ruling party in Venezuela installs a new directive of the National Assembly; Former opposition deputies appoint new leadership


For their part, former opposition deputies elected in 2015, whose terms ended in 2021, voted for Dinorah Figuera as leader of that group.

Venezuela: endorse the elimination of Guaidó's "interim government" 2:15

(CNN Spanish) --

The National Assembly of Venezuela, controlled by the ruling party, ratified this Thursday Jorge Rodríguez as president of the legislative body for the period 2023 -2024.

In his speech, Rodríguez referred to the opposition and said that many of the actions they took while in Parliament meant suffering for the Venezuelan people.

Jorge Rodríguez, president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, speaks during the inauguration of the negotiation and dialogue process, and the signing of the memorandum of understanding of Venezuela at the National Museum of Anthropology on August 13, 2021 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Credit: Hector Vivas/Getty Images

For their part, the former opposition deputies elected in 2015, whose terms ended in 2021, voted for Dinorah Figuera as leader of that group, which is still considered to represent the National Assembly.

On December 30, these former deputies approved eliminating the so-called "interim government" headed by Juan Guaidó and appointing a delegated commission in its place with the task of seeking the protection of some of the country's assets abroad.

  • Guaidó appeals to the institutional framework before the intention of the Venezuelan opposition to withdraw its support

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó delivers a speech during a press conference in Caracas, on September 16, 2022. Credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP via Getty Images

The US State Department spokesman said Tuesday that Washington still recognizes the 2015 National Assembly as "the only democratically elected institution left in Venezuela today," even after former lawmakers voted to end the "interim government." headed by Guaidó.


The Venezuelan opposition does not recognize President Nicolás Maduro or the Legislative Branch as legitimate.

Source: cnnespanol

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