Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega persists in her fight against the Constituent Assembly convened by President Nicolás Maduro and presented three new appeals on Thursday, despite the court’s rejection of other actions seeking its annulment.
The Prosecutor’s Office reported that Ortega filed before the Constitutional and Electoral Chambers of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) appeals against two decrees in which Maduro convened the Constituent Assembly and fixed the system of election of assembly members.
In addition, the prosecutor filed a legal action against decisions of the National Electoral Council (CNE), accused of serving the government (much like the TSJ), for endorsing the process promoted by Maduro and established July 30th as the date of the Constituent Assembly’s election.
The prosecutor, a chavista veteran who has become Maduro’s greatest adversary, argued that the president, according to the Constitution, can only “propose” a Constituent, but that initiative must be submitted to the approval of Venezuelans in a referendum.
In less than two weeks, the prosecution has filed nearly a dozen actions against the TSJ, the government and the CNE, getting a bout of insults from the ruling party and its followers.