Op-ed: Venezuela’s Constitutional Crisis: How Did We Get Here?
By 13 January 2016
photo credit: Caracas Chronicles
<p>Feeling lost amid all the political conflict in Venezuela?</p><p>Let’s cut through the fog. Here’s Venezuela’s Constitutional Crisis, in eight easy steps.</p><h1>1.</h1><p>In contrast to many other countries, Venezuela technically has five branches of government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial, Electoral and “Citizen” (Oversight). Until recently, all five were fiercely aligned with the governing chavista coalition – in effect, the president directly controlled them.</p>
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