Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress on Saturday rejected the self-proclaimed lawmaking authority of a new legislative body elected last month at the behest of President Nicolas Maduro, widening the political divide in the crisis-hit country.
Venezuela’s new pro-government Constituent Assembly formally moved Friday to assume the powers of the opposition-dominated congress, completing what critics call a power grab that effectively puts all branches of government under the control of President Nicolás Maduro.
Venezuela's new legislative superbody removed the country's chief prosecutor and ordered her to stand trial in its first session on Saturday, confirming opposition fears that it would use its powers to root out critics of President Nicolas Maduro.
President Nicolas Maduro's government says that it is close to convening a special assembly endowed with powers to rewrite the constitution, override other branches of government and punish opposition leaders.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) is scheduled to host the 15th TV and Radio Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) public assembly this weekend, it was reported on Saturday.