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  • Pro-Government Assembly in Venezuela Takes Congress' Powers

  • Delegates to the all-powerful assembly unanimously approved a decree Friday giving it the authority to pass legislation on a range of issues affecting Venezuela's security and sovereignty

, photo: AP/Ariana Cubillos

18 of August 2017 11:40:14

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly is taking over powers of the opposition-led congress.Delegates to the all-powerful assembly unanimously approved a decree Friday giving it the authority to pass legislation on a range of issues affecting Venezuela's security and sovereignty.The dramatic move follows a refusal by the congressional leadership to swear an oath of loyalty to the assembly, whose election the oppositition considers illegitimate.The government has argued that opposition lawmakers behind months of anti-government protests are working with the U.S. to violently oust President Nicolás Maduro.



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