Luis Parra appointed head of Venezuela's parliament in Guaidó's absence

Luis Parra, a former member of the Justice First party (Maduro's opponent and Guaidó's rival), has been

Luis Parra, a former member of the Justice First party (Maduro's opponent and Guaidó's rival), has been appointed president of the National Assembly.

  |  AFP

Former parliament leader Juan Guaidó was not allowed to enter and described the move as a "coup".

Pro-Chavez MPs have appointed Luis Parra as president of Venezuela's National Assembly this Sunday (Jan 5), a move that has been described by former leader Juan Guaidó, who was prevented from entering parliament by the police, as a 'parliamentary coup'.

Luis Parra, a former member of the Justice First party (Maduro's opponent and Guaidó's rival), has been appointed president of the National Assembly today, while several opposition MPs were prevented from entering parliament by police forces.

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