Venezuela’s new parliament in loggerheads with government

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In Venezuela, the now opposition-controlled National Assembly removed portraits former president Hugo Chavez from the building. The government strongly criticised the move, calling it disrespectful.

The argument adds to the differences between the presidency and the new assembly.

CCTV America’s Stephen Gibbs reports from Caracas.

For supporters of Hugo Chavez – the Chavistas – this is tantamount to blasphemy. But the opposition says it is about restoring neutrality.

Venezuela's new parliament in loggerheads with government

In Venezuela, the now opposition-controlled National Assembly removed portraits former president Hugo Chavez from the building. The government strongly criticised the move, calling it disrespectful. The argument adds to the differences between the presidency and the new assembly. CCTV America's Stephen Gibbs reports from Caracas. For supporters of Hugo Chavez - the Chavistas - this is tantamount to blasphemy. But the opposition says it is about restoring neutrality.