Incoming parliamentary president, Henry Ramos Allup, sits in the speaker’s chair, as congressmen Julio Borges, of the opposition, bottom right, and Héctor Rodríguez, of the ruling party, argue inside the National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. With tensions running high inside the legislature and dueling demonstrations by government supporters and opponents outside, lawmakers took their oath Tuesday. A group of pro-government lawmakers walked out in protest after storming the legislature’s dais as the new congressional leadership laid out its legislative agenda.
Incoming parliamentary president, Henry Ramos Allup, sits in the speaker’s chair, as congressmen Julio Borges, of the opposition, bottom right, and Héctor Rodríguez, of the ruling party, argue inside the National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. With tensions running high inside the legislature and dueling demonstrations by government supporters and opponents outside, lawmakers took their oath Tuesday. A group of pro-government lawmakers walked out in protest after storming the legislature’s dais as the new congressional leadership laid out its legislative agenda. Fernando Llano AP
Incoming parliamentary president, Henry Ramos Allup, sits in the speaker’s chair, as congressmen Julio Borges, of the opposition, bottom right, and Héctor Rodríguez, of the ruling party, argue inside the National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. With tensions running high inside the legislature and dueling demonstrations by government supporters and opponents outside, lawmakers took their oath Tuesday. A group of pro-government lawmakers walked out in protest after storming the legislature’s dais as the new congressional leadership laid out its legislative agenda. Fernando Llano AP

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Venezuela’s new congress marks political shift amid tensions

January 05, 2016 8:15 AM

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