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Venezuela’s Supreme Court a target of unrest amid international calls to end turmoil

Latin America2017-07-22

Venezuela's opposition-led congress appointed on Friday alternative judges to the country's Supreme Court, whose current pro-government members have been a bedrock of support for President Nicolas Maduro. While widely seen as symbolic, the move raises the specter of the development of a parallel state.CGTN's Stephen Gibbs dissects the current situation in Venezuela as a controversial vote, brought forward by Maduro to elect a constituent assembly with powers to rewrite the constitution, draws near amid public dissatisfaction and warnings from Washington.

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Venezuela's opposition-led congress appointed on Friday alternative judges to the country's Supreme Court, whose current pro-government members have been a bedrock of support for President Nicolas Maduro. 

While widely seen as symbolic, the move raises the specter of the development of a parallel state.

CGTN's Stephen Gibbs dissects the current situation in Venezuela as a controversial vote, brought forward by Maduro to elect a constituent assembly with powers to rewrite the constitution, draws near amid public dissatisfaction and warnings from Washington.

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