The court ruled that all powers vested under the legislative body will be transferred to the Supreme Court, which is stacked with government loyalists.
The ruling effectively means the three branches of the Venezuelan government will be controlled by the ruling United Socialist Party. The opposition has been taken out of the picture.
He is formalizing the dictatorship the country was living in. There is a high possibility that presidential elections which are due to take place in 2019, might not happen. At this moment, riots and chaos (which was present already, but at a different degree) are starting to escalate.
— Miguel Casimiro (@EducaMac) March 19, 2017