Venezuela National Assembly Strips Guaido of Immunity

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Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly has backed a Supreme Court request to strip Juan Guaido of his immunity, paving the way for possible legal proceedings against the US-backed opposition leader calling for regime change.

The decision to revoke Guaido’s immunity –which he has held as the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly– came a day after Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) urged the ANC lawmakers to take action against the self-proclaimed ‘interim’ president, as he stands accused of inciting violence and engaging in an illicit financial activity.

The unanimous decision now paves the way for legal proceedings against the 35-year-old politician.

Guaido previously used his position as head of the national assembly to push through a ‘law’ to protect public employees, basically awarding himself immunity from prosecution.

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