Venezuelan Supreme Court says Guaido’s interim presidency is illegitimate
By Associated Press
CARACAS – A Venezuelan Supreme Court justice says the constitution does not include language for forming a transitional government as opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido claims.
Justice Juan Mendoza read a statement Friday on state TV saying that steps Guaido has taken are therefore null.
Guaido in late January declared that he had a constitutional right to assume the presidency, vowing to oust President Nicolas Maduro and restore democracy.
Justice Mendoza says Guaido is usurping presidential powers.
The pro-Maduro Supreme Court has already barred Guaido from leaving the country and frozen his bank accounts while prosecutors investigate what they call his anti-government activities.