On Tuesday, the Venezuelan justice system left Juan Guaidó without the presidency of the Parliament, which he had shared de facto since January 5th with Luis Parra, and he is giving ground to Chavism in the year when legislative elections should be held, which the ruling party is ahead of after this turn, at least on paper.
The board of directors of the National Assembly (NA, Parliament) headed by Guaidó was definitively annulled by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), which recognized Parra – an opposition dissident – as the legitimate president of the Legislative.
The ruling also establishes that any person, public or private, “who lends or gives space” for the installation of a parallel or virtual parliament “will be considered in contempt, and any act exercised as such is null and void”.
This prevents Guaidó and the members of its board of directors from continuing to hold parliamentary sessions in diverse and improvised places by having the entrance to the headquarters of the National Assembly (NA), which is occupied by its rival, Parra, banned.
In the last year and a half, Guaidó has presented himself as the head of Parliament and as the president in charge (interim) of Venezuela, recognized by more than 50 countries to the detriment of Nicolás Maduro, who many leaders consider “illegitimate” because he was not elected, according to his detractors, in “democratic and free” election.