National Assembly starts legislative session on January 5
The information was released by the Board of the Parliament through social network Twitter. "The Board advises that the opening meeting of the National Assembly session will be held at 12 noon of the day 1/5 in accordance with the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela"
The board of the National Assembly convened parliamentarians on Saturday January 5 to open the legislative term of 2013.
The information was released by the Board of the Parliament through social network Twitter. "The Board advises that the installation session of the National Assembly will be held at 12 noon of the day 1/5 in accordance with the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela."
"The first regular legislative session of the National Assembly shall begin, without advance notice, on January fifth of each year or on the first subsequent day possible, and shall continue until August 15," according to Article 219 of the Constitution.
The meeting is scheduled to elect the new Speaker of the National Assembly, as provided for in Article 194 of the Constitution.
The National Assembly shall elect among its members one President and two Vice-Presidents, as well as one Secretary and an Undersecretary, not member of the Assembly, for a term of one year. The Regulations shall establish the methods for filling temporary and permanent vacancies."
Pablo Jiménez Guaricuco was summarily dismissed from his Clerk III job at the Autonomous Service of Public Registries and Notaries' Offices (Saren). He read a notice published in a newspaper on November 5 informing the public that he was no longer employed to the Saren. He was sacked despite the fact that he was taking a leave of absence from work due to a work-related accident, and that he enjoyed security of employment under the parental job-immunity privilege. Most probably, the decision was influenced by his role as a union organizer. But what did he do, besides leading protests, to deserve the sack? Well, he allegedly sent off a series of tweets that definitely hurt the sensitivity of the Saren Directorate.