Venezuela's Supreme Court Denies Conflict with National Assembly

Caracas, March 20 (RHC-Xinhua) -- The president of Venezuela's Supreme Court (TSJ), Maikel Moreno, dismissed on Sunday that there was a conflict between the TSJ and the National Assembly, controlled by the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable.

During an interview with the private Televen station, Moreno said "it cannot be said there is a power struggle" when the TSJ rules in favor, or against an institution.

The TSJ has been accused by the opposition of favoring the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

But according to Moreno, the decisions of the court "do not attack a specific sector" but seek to ensure the country" is committed to a democratic, social and fair State."

On Saturday, Moreno announced he had created a commission to "study the attacks" against the TSJ by Luis Almagro, secretary-general of the Organization of American States (OAS).

Almagro recently released a report that charts Venezuela's difficult situation and suggests the country should be suspended from the OAS, in part due to what the report calls the TSJ's bias towards the government.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino


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