Monday, May 1, 2017

This article is about the recent power surge in Venezuela's unpopular executive branch. This article points out how it seems easy to blame Maduro their president but it is actually the countries Supreme Court who allowed this happen. They are the ones who passed a ruling that dissolved parliament and gave most power to the executive branch which then took away any powers the judicial branch had. I am surprised the judiciary passed a ruling that would limit their power. I would think the Supreme Court would do all they can to ensure their powers while maintain their legitimacy and do what they can to check any other branch from getting to powerful. That is what the judiciary's job is, at least in my view. Now it is just the executive who has control, I wonder how the judges on their Supreme Court feel now that all of their power is gone and the public is outraged.

Thomas Semanic

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