MUD members gave a press conference today to confirm a rumor that has been going around since last week. Apparently, the electoral chamber of Venezuela’s highest court (the TSJ), was pulled from their Christmas break to receive a request from PSUV members challenging the election of 22 opposition deputies elected for parliament on December 6th.
Chuo Torrealba called it a “suicide measure” from the government party.
If the TSJ annuls the election of these deputies, a new electoral process must be called to replace them. In order for this to happen, the TSJ must first admit the request and appoint a judge to handle it. Let’s see if they will rush it.
According to Torrealba the request was filed and numbered.
A MUD source told Crónica Uno that the argument of the challenge was the large amount of null votes in the districts where these deputies were elected.
This statement comes at a moment of high tension in Venezuela as the lame-duck AN is currently holding extraordinary sessions to ensure PSUV control over the judiciary for the following term.
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