Jan 7, 2020

Venezuela rival Speakers set for National Assembly showdown

Two Venezuelan lawmakers claiming the role of National Assembly Speaker are set to face off as the legislature starts a new session later on Tuesday. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who was seeking re-election as Speaker, was prevented by police from entering the National Assembly building on Sunday. National Assembly members backing Mr Guaidó held a rival vote outside the chamber, re-electing him as Speaker. On Sunday he and other lawmakers were prevented from entering the National Assembly by the National Guard. All eyes will be on the National Assembly building on Tuesday where the first session of the National Assembly is scheduled to start at 10:00 local time.

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