The politician who the US and dozens of other nations recognize as the rightful president of Venezuela on Tuesday shoved his way through a wall of armed national guardsmen to regain control of the National Assembly building where he serves and to take an oath as its leader. Initially they wanted a vote, and they wanted to win the vote in the National Assembly, and they couldn't do it ... and they were forced to take this last desperate refuge from the use of the army, knowing that what we saw actually happened, "he said".
He claimed on Sunday to have been re-elected to his post after holding a legislative session alongside loyal deputies at the offices of an opposition-leaning newspaper.
Guaido was confirmed as National Assembly president on Sunday by 100 lawmakers in an off-site vote after he was barred from entering the chamber.
On Sunday, lawmakers elected politician Luis Parra as the President of the National Assembly.
Installing legislator Luis Parra as new congress chief may help Maduro to sideline Guaido, who led a 2019 opposition groundswell by assuming an interim presidency that has been recognised by more than 50 countries.
"We do not recognize Guaido as president, but as a leader of the opposition, and based on that, we consider that there is no special representation mission", a spokesman for the Argentine Foreign Ministry said. Guaido has pledged to attend the session and said he will attempt to preside over the proceedings.
Venezuelan opposition lawmakers force their way into the National Assembly in Caracas, on January 7, 2020.
Opposition leader Juan Guaido takes oath as newly elected president of the National Assembly during the first session of the National Assembly which was carried out in spite of a power cut after the controversial incidents during vote for new authorities of January 5th at the on January 7, 2020 in Caracas, Venezuela.
Jeopardy to host the 'Greatest of All Time' this week
All three correctly answered the final question in the first game, which was on the first six words of the Gospel of John. Holzhauer grouped Jennings in the same class as President Donald Trump who, uh, hasn't won a Jeopardy tournament either.
Guaido said he would "enforce the constitution" after annoucing victory.
Guaido was eventually allowed in, at which point Parra was gone.
Opposition deputies grapple with the Police when they were prevented from entering the headquarters of the National Assembly.
On Sunday, Guaido was blocked from entering the building.
On the agenda was the renewal of the National Electoral Council, the country's electoral watchdog, in the run-up to legislative elections later this year. Over the last two years, the USA has announced several sanctions against officials and companies.
Parra was kicked out of his opposition party last month after an online news site accused him of corruption linked to the over-pricing of food imported for the Maduro government.
He has been backed by the United States, the European Union, and a dozen Latin American countries. "This morning's phony National Assembly session lacked a legal quorum". Guaido said he suspected they had been bribed to do so.
For his part, Parra signalled that he'll put up a fight and continue claiming that he is the president of congress.