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The TSJ approved the suspension of the opposition’s primary election

This Thursday, the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice declared the opposition presented against the precautionary measure of October 30 that suspended the primary election process held by the opposition on October 22.

On October 30, the Electoral Chamber admitted a controversial appeal filed by National Assembly deputy José Brito. Consequently, the magistrates declared to accept the precautionary protection contained in that appeal and suspended all the effects of the different phases of the process carried out by the National Primary Commission led by José María Casal.

The Chamber indicated that the facts reported by Brito “may include the alleged commission of crimes against the Constitution, the alleged commission of electoral crimes and the alleged commission of common crimes,” says sentence No. 122 joined by judges Caryslia Rodríguez. , Fanny Márquez and Inocencio Figueroa.

These measures were opposed by former main candidates Andrés Velásquez and César Pérez Vivas as well as Otoniel Pautt Andrade.

The Electoral Chamber admitted the intervention of Velásquez, Pérez Vivas and Andrade in that file. But it was declared without merit the opposition they made that sought to reverse the measure of suspension of the primaries, from which the winner María Corina Machado emerged, who was disqualified from holding public office for 15 years, according to the opinion of Comptroller General of the Republic.

On this occasion, the magistrates rejected “all the allegations, by not providing sufficient elements to undermine the precautionary protection,” according to sentences 125, 126 and 127 announced this Wednesday on the website of the highest Venezuelan court.

The magistrates noted that both Velásquez and Pérez Vivas tried to oppose the foundations of the appeal filed against the main electoral process “which is something that has the content of the main case”, a situation that has not yet be judged.

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