National Assembly starts legislative session on January 5
The information was released by the Board of the Parliament through social network Twitter. "The Board advises that the opening meeting of the National Assembly session will be held at 12 noon of the day 1/5 in accordance with the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela"
The board of the National Assembly convened parliamentarians on Saturday January 5 to open the legislative term of 2013.
The information was released by the Board of the Parliament through social network Twitter. "The Board advises that the installation session of the National Assembly will be held at 12 noon of the day 1/5 in accordance with the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela."
"The first regular legislative session of the National Assembly shall begin, without advance notice, on January fifth of each year or on the first subsequent day possible, and shall continue until August 15," according to Article 219 of the Constitution.
The meeting is scheduled to elect the new Speaker of the National Assembly, as provided for in Article 194 of the Constitution.
The National Assembly shall elect among its members one President and two Vice-Presidents, as well as one Secretary and an Undersecretary, not member of the Assembly, for a term of one year. The Regulations shall establish the methods for filling temporary and permanent vacancies."
A simple reason: there is oil galore, would suffice to explain Guyana's actions. Another explanation lies in the little or none efforts made by the Venezuelan government to thwart the move by the Guyanese. This is certainly not a new problem, but a problem only recently highlighted because oil is involved. But what other resources does the disputed area hold? For most of us it is a section on the map with black and white stripes on it, a depiction of something distant, alien, a nothingness not worth paying much attention to in geography classes back in elementary school.