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."
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.