Archive for October 5th, 2007

Top Supreme Court member resolves National Assembly conflict

October 5, 2007

Caracas (BS News). The President (E)* of the Venezuelan Supreme Court Hugo Chavez, ruled today
that it is obvious that the National Assembly does not have to restrict
itself to the reform suggested by him in his reform proposal as
President of the Republic, but can clearly add any other articles it
fells like it. Chavez, who also holds the jobs of Commander in Chief,
President, Treasurer, Chief Entertainer, President of his Party PSUV,
Autocrat and future Emperor, made the decision to avoid the unnecessary
discussion taking place in the National Assembly on the subject.

The second Vice-President of the National Assembly Roberto Hernandez, had suggested
that the correct interpretation of Art. 342 of the Venezuelan
Constitution limited the Assembly to the 33 articles proposed by Chavez
for their consideration. This forced Chavez to issue his unsolicited
ruling based on the Non-Dogma School of Law from Barinas State, where
he acquired his legal knowledge, which qualified him for the position.
Hernandez is only a lawyer, with no experience on the bench and
certainly no wisdom like Hugo Chavez.

Chavez’s
important ruling may have even gone further when he suggested that they
they could add at this stage new articles without following the steps
outlined in Art. 343, which require the proposed reform to be discussed
in a certain fashion. Some have suggested that at this point no change
could be made either in adding articles without sending it back to the
first discussion. If this were the case, the referendum to approve the
reform could not take place in 2007, setting back the Autocrat’s
schedule. Apparently Chavez’s interpretation arises from some
jurisprudence called “Don’t entangle my kite” (No me enredes el
papagayo), which states that if the autocrat’s path is delayed, then
anything can be done to avoid the delay.
 \u003cdiv\> \u003c/div\>\u003cdiv\>The formal President of the Supreme Court, Luis Estella Morales, did not comment on the decision, but as in previous case, she will ratify any prior decision by her superior if it is ever requested. In recent years, Chavez’ decision have not been appealed or admitted for appeal by the functional members of the Court. \u003c/div\>\u003cdiv\> \u003c/div\>\u003cdiv\>*(E) means that he is in charge!\u003c/div\>\u003c/div\>”,0]
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The
formal President of the Supreme Court, Luis Estella Morales, did not
comment on the decision, but as in previous case, she will ratify any
prior decision by her superior if it is ever requested. In recent
years, Chavez’ decision have not been appealed or admitted for appeal
by the functional members of the Court.

(*)(E) means that he is in charge!
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