For a few hours early this week, Venezuelans awoke to the possibility the country had two legislative branches:
•One elected by Venezuelans in free, democratic and open elections last December with a veto-proof majority to protect it from a presidential veto.
•One appointed by President Nicolas Maduro in an effort to maintain control of power.
The duality lasted less than a day. Venezuela’s armed forces backed the freely elected General Assembly and Henry Ramos Allup, a long-time reputable Social Democrat politician, was chosen ...