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."
They are marching in step to the same tune. There is a coordinated effort to position the idea. The Twitter hashtag #YoSoyVictimaDeLaGuarimba (I'm a victim of "guarimbas", or protest barricades) can be read on all pro-government Twitter accounts, including those of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the National Assembly's Press Office, the state-run food distribution network PDVAL, state airline Conviasa, the Venezuelan embassies in foreign countries, radio stations and the huge media network responsive to the Government's interests and messages.