Venezuela’s president Maduro set to rule by decree
2013-11-15 0:00

From: RT



Venezuela’s national assembly has approved granting President Nicolas Maduro special powers to rule by decree in a 99-to-60 vote.

The legislation, known as the “Ley Habilitante,” or Enabling Act, would allow Maduro to bypass the country’s top legislative body for a limited time - in this case for a twelve-month period. The national assembly is also able to strip the president of such powers should it vote to do so.

In his initial requests for the legislative powers in August, Maduro stated that he would use them to tackle corruption in Venezuela, and what the fiery statesman has called an “economic war” being waged against his administration.

Until this week, Maduro had lacked one vote to achieve the three-fifths majority necessary to pass the Enabling Act. On Tuesday, Maria Aranguren, a member of the opposition, was stripped of her parliamentary immunity due to charges of embezzlement, conspiracy, and money laundering. Aranguren - who is now unable to perform her legislative duties - was replaced by Carlos Flores of the ruling Socialist party, who has backed the law.

Critics say that Venezuela’s government has sought the decree powers in order to clamp down on the opposition ahead of elections in December.

"The only objective of this enacting is to persecute government critical voices in society, the NGOs and the political parties with different views," opposition member Eduardo Gomez Sigala told EFE news agency.

“There is an institutional coup in Venezuela, there is no separation of powers,” Sigala added.

Maduro’s predecessor and ideological mentor, President Hugo Chavez, resorted to Enabling Acts four times during his 14 years in power.

The new bill allowing for rule by decree must still be reviewed by a special commission and will face a second debate - though after achieving the critical 99 votes needed for ratification, it is almost guaranteed to pass.

Maduro said the Enabling Law has been sought in part to wage war against business opportunists, whom the president has referred to as “parasites and speculators.”

[...]

Read the full article at: rt.com




Related Articles
Venezuela Is At The Edge of A Dangerous Precipice. Merry Christmas.


Latest News from our Front Page

White Parents in Virginia Shutdown White Guilt Video!
2016-02-13 4:56
You see folks? This is what happens when you stop blaming the Joo, and you get the fuck off your favorite bitch corner and start taking action! This is what happens when parents start parenting again! What? You’re gonna brainwash our kids with your filth and lies? We don’t think so. How would you like an empty school with no ...
Hungarian Top Economist: Civil War is Coming to Europe
2016-02-13 2:36
Zsolt Bayer, Hungarian journalist, publicist, and co-founder of Hungary's currently ruling political party, and Dr. László Bogár, former politician and leading economist, discuss the Cologne sexual assualts committed by migrants on New Year's Eve, 2016. This short part of the 60-minute long television program that aired on Echo TV on January 8, 2016, is of a rant by Mr. Bogár warning ...
British scientists granted permission to genetically modify human embryos
2016-02-12 23:48
The Francis Crick institute will genetically edit the leftover embryos from from IVF clinics British scientists have been granted permission to genetically modify human embryos by the fertility regulator. The scientists want to deactivate genes in leftover embryos from IVF clinics to see if it hinders development. It will only be the second time in the world that such a procedure has ...
Conspiracy Guy - Flat Earth
2016-02-12 22:37
The Conspiracy Guy takes on some ballers. Source: Joy Camp
Nonwhite Invasion Crashes Swedish IQ
2016-02-12 22:13
More than one-third of all school pupils in Sweden are unable to complete the most basic of academic standards or pass any exams, a new report has revealed—the direct result of the mass nonwhite invasion of that country and the subsequent flooding of its school system by hordes of low IQ Third Worlders. According to a report in the educationist’s Lärarnas ...
More News »