TSJ dismisses petition for Congress' speaker to take office on January 10
Other two petitions on who is to lead Venezuela given Hugo Chávez's no-show for his inauguration still await the ruling of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ)
The TSJ's Constitutional Court ruled against an action for constitutional protection and a petition of construction of Article 231 of the Constitution, which were introduced by lawyer Otoniel Pautt Andrade. Congress' Speaker Diosdado Cabello has insisted that he will not fill the temporary absence of the Venezuelan leader. Cabello has also remarked that Chávez will take office whenever he can before the TSJ.
The TSJ's decision –drafter by Justice Francisco Carrasquero- is based on the grounds that both actions have to be solved through "different and incompatible procedures."
Other two petitions on who is to lead the country given Hugo Chávez's no-show for his inauguration still await the TSJ's ruling.
More than USD 3.5 million of Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) money were lost in their way to the Dominican Republic. Some Venezuelans are among the 5,000 victims of the bank's collapse. And not even the entity responsible for overseeing Venezuela's monetary policy was spared.