Fait accompli (Updated)

sala-constitucional-tsjAs expected, the TSJ’s Constitutional Chamber has thrown out Henrique Capriles’s legal challenge to the 14-A presidential election.

24 hours earlier, Capriles had announced that he would not wait any longer for the TSJ and he will go straight to international justice.

UPDATE: Guess what? Rejecting the case wasn’t quite enough for the TSJ, so they gave Capriles a fine and ordered the Public Ministry to open an investigation against him “…for the grave offences and disrespectul terms used in his claims (regarding the Court and other State institutions)”. [HT: JC]