Commission on Oversight desists address political trials
For the opponent sectors of the government, one of the pending accounts of the Assembly is the supervisory task, a fundamental attribution of a legislative body as this organism.
During the current period of functions, which started in May of last year, the Assembly does not register requests for political trials.
María Paula Romo, former legislator, states that the situation is natural because of the general composition of the National Assembly, where the government majority is superior to the other forces. The Oversight Committee and the Political Control is composed of 11 members, of which, 8 are from the Alianza Pais party.
She and other former legislators like César Rodríguez, who at first were close to the officialism and now belong to the opposition, agree that in this Legislature the oversight is a chimera and is subjected to the judgment of the Government.
This is a point at which the Alianza Country block does not have the same opinion. Gabriel Rivera (AP), current president of the Oversight Commission warns that this legislative body “is never going to be a sounding board of parties”, because the argument of the little supervisory task is a political weapon from the opposition to denigrate the “revolution”.