Monday, March 29, 2004

As expected! Venezuela's legal high court battles intensify.
Monday 29, March 2004

The Electoral Court has finally given its verdict today and has decided to go the full 20 Justices to decide whether the Constitutional Court was right in overruling the Electoral Court. The 20 justices now will decide if there is any future for the Venezuelan legal system or if we enter into the no man's land of a de facto legal system.

The only little mystery is that the Electoral Court exhorts the parts to reach a deal for the questioned signatures, without waiting for the 20 justices to decide. Do they know something we do not know? Was that just a pill to soothe chavismo? Do they anticipate deliberate stalling by chavista justices?

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