Venezuela: Court ratifies commitment for harmony and balance among public powers

Press Release:-Caracas, 16 Ene. AVN.- The president of Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) Gladys Gutierrez, ratified on Sunday the Judiciary’s commitment to ensure harmony and balance among public powers to maintain the constitutional order of the country and safeguard the protection of citizens.
“We will continue working for the benefit of the country with the undeniable spirit of maintaining harmony and balance among public powers, without transmuting the powers the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has vested in the Supreme Court of Justice,” she said at the special session for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s annual address, held at the TSJ seat in Caracas.
Gutierrez recalled that according to the 808th ruling of the TSJ, issued by the Constitutional Chamber, the head of state must offer this year the annual message to the nation before the Judiciary, because the National Assembly (AN, Spanish acronym) is in contempt for breaching the Constitution.
The Parliament is in contempt for failing to comply with the decision of the country’s highest court to unseat, in a formal ceremony, the three Amazonas state’s deputies, pending an investigation into allegations of fraud regarding their parliamentary elections on December 6, 2015.
Because of this contempt, any action or decision the Parliament takes is null and void, having no legal validity whatsoever.
Gutierrez urged the AN board to comply with the ruling and join the constitutional order of the country. “The call is that they abandon the contempt of the judiciary.”

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