The Supreme Tribunal’s Electoral Chamber has just approved a temporary measure suspending the election of four assembly members: three from MUD, one from PSUV, effective immediately.
It affects all three deputies from Amazonas state, and the indigenous deputy from the Southern Region, which also includes Apure state.
Without them, the National Assembly will have 163 members: 109 MUD, 54 PSUV.
Two-thirds of 163 is 108.6, so 109.
Update 1: Unless they arbitrarily extend the terms of the existing representatives from those 4 seats, in which case we’re at 111-56.
Update 2: Opposition-linked legal scholar José Ignacio Hernández suggests MUD is fully justified in simply ignoring the ruling:
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