Venezuela’s high court dissolves National Assembly

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( CNN) In a surprising move the Venezuelan opposition is calling a takeover, the Venezuelan Supreme Court has stripped the country’s National Assembly of its powers. The courtroom ruled that all powers vested under the legislative body will be transferred to the Supreme court, which is stacked with government loyalists.

The ruling effectively signifies the three branches of the Venezuelan government will be controlled by the ruling United Socialist Party. The opposition has been taken out of the picture.

Prominent opposition leaders are already calling the government of President Nicols Maduro “a dictatorship.”