Last week’s routing at the polls has hit the regime of President Nicolas Maduro hard, leaving the government reeling at the news that the opposition will, from January, hold a two thirds “supermajority” in the National Assembly. With that they can declare amnesties for political prisoners, pass votes of no confidence in ministers, and even attempt to remove Mr Maduro.
So on Tuesday night Diosdado Cabello, the outgoing head of the National Assembly, announced that he was creating a new “National Communal Parliament”. He gave no details of how it would work, other than to state that it was designed to give revolutionary activists a mechanism to make decisions and manage resources.
All that respecting democratic elections stuff, eh?
Might be better off trying to elect a new people.