Opposition lawmaker Julio Borges after Members of Venezuela’s National Assembly post-election tensions set off a brawl between lawmakers.The opposition and members of the contested ruling party came to blows in the National Assembly further complicating the political landscape in Venezuela.
On Tuesday, a brawl on the floor of National Assembly left eleven wounded in a fight unprecedented in recent Venezuelan political history showing the fragile nature of the relationship between the opposition and the government.
Since April 14th political violence continues to be on the verge of exploding. There have been even been deaths attributed to demonstrations organized by the opposition.
Coming to blows in the Assembly further complicates the issue making it difficult to imagine how the two groups may be able to reconcile which. The institution is supposed to be devoted to peaceful dialogue.
The dialogue was broken weeks ago, after the National Assembly president, Diosdado Cabello, denied the right to speak to any members of the opposition who did not recognize Nicolas Maduro as president.
Henrique Capriles, opposition leader, questioned the “cleanliness” of the elections on April 14th, calling for a full audit of the process and formally contested the election results.
It is feared that the degradation into violence among the representatives of the national Assembly will ignite more violence on streets of Venezuela where tensions might lead to an uncontrollable crisis.
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