Congress Speaker: Opinion on takeover conforms to the Constitution
"The reasonable opposition knows that the Constitution contemplates unexpected events," argued Diosdado Cabello, the Venezuelan Congress Speaker
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Diosdado Cabello, the Speaker of the Venezuelan National Assembly (AN), said again that hinting a subsequent day and time for the takeover of President Hugo Chávez, slated to January 10, is just an opinion. Nevertheless, he added, "The restrictive character of laws is implemented by those who deep down intend to violate laws."
"The sensible opposition is keenly aware that the (Venezuelan) Constitution contemplates unexpected events," Cabello tweeted.
"I just said my opinion, as I am positive that it conforms to our Constitution; I do respect the opinion of third parties," he wrapped up.
Earlier, Cabello would claim that "according to the Constitution, if the president cannot be sworn in by the National Assembly, he may do it at the TSJ (Supreme Tribunal of Justice), and no date is set."
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."