Cabello: The National Assembly will continue to support Chávez
Diosdado Cabello, the Speaker of the National Assembly, said the opposition will not be allowed to "plot against the people" from the National Assembly. He reported that new board of the Venezuelan Parliament would be set up on Saturday morning
In one of his messages via Twitter, Cabello said the National Assembly will support President Hugo Chávez. "@dcabellor: Make no mistake. The National Assembly is socialist and revolutionary. It will continue by the side of the people and our commander," he said.
Finally, he warned Chávez's opponents that they will not be allowed to take action against citizens. "@dcabellor: If the opposition believes that they will have room in the Assembly for plotting against the people, they are wrong again. They will be defeated," he said in a tweet.
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.