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By Camille Bello
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Watch: Why are tensions running high in Venezuela? | Euronews Answers
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Tensions are running high in Venezuela since President of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, assumed the presidency of the country following the decision of the National Assembly to take executive power last week.

However, decisions by the National Assembly are not recognised by the official justice system, which is aligned with the left-wing political ideology of Chavezism.

"The only transition that will take place in Venezuela is that towards socialism," responded Diosdado Cabello, president of the Constituent Assembly, a parallel body to the National Assembly led by Maduro's partisans.

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Stuck in an unprecedented situation, Venezuelans are now asking the armed forces to bring back the path towards democracy.

Watch Euronews' Camille Bello, who is Venezuelan, explain the political crisis in her country.