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."
The very early morning after the presidential election (April 15), both candidates requested the National Electoral Council (CNE) to conduct a full audit of the process: one, Henrique Capriles, because he asserts that the election results are different from the ones announced, and the other one, Nicolás Maduro, in order to clear any doubt regarding his victory, and to reinforce his political stance. Nevertheless, as it is already known, President Maduro changed his mind.