Venezuela Opposition Congresswoman Stripped Of Mandate

wochit politics
March 25, 2014 AT 9:14 AM
Venezuela has stripped a leading opposition politician of her mandate and is no longer immune from possible prosecution for "inciting violence". According to National Assembly Speaker Diosdado Cabello, Maria Corina Machado lost her seat in the country's National Assembly because she spoke at the Organization of American States in Lima, Peru last week. According to officials, the opposition lawmaker violated the constitution by addressing the OAS. Panama ceded its seat at the gathering so Machado could provide other diplomats in the region with a firsthand account of the unrest in Venezuela. On Monday Machado took to Twitter, saying in Spanish she was a legislator for all Venezuelans because it was the people who put her there.