Arrieche declares himself in disobedience
A few hours after the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme
Court of Justice (TSJ) approved his dismissal in a ruling that
ratified a decision of the National Assembly, Magistrate Franklin
Arrieche, president of the Cassation Chamber and first Vice
President of the TSJ, declared himself in civil disobedience
and announced that he will remain in office.
"Under the law, I have not resigned, I have not been dismissed
in accordance with the Constitution and my tenure is not recallable,
that is, I can lawfully remain in my post," said Arrieche, who
described the decision as a political revenge.
The magistrate also said that Venezuela "is experiencing
a constitutional breaking point," which is why he is disowning
his dismissal, the new Law of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice
and the authority of the National Assembly to fire him.