Institutional Deadlock in Venezuela?

It seems as if President Maduro is not willing to accept the victory of the oppositional MUD in the parliamentary elections held on December the 6th 2015. In particular, he is trying to weaken the new Parliament, for example by constituting an alternative Parliament (Parlamento Comunal), and by centralizing power, i.e. by restricting the central bank’s independence and urging it to comply with governmental directives.
As a consequence, without any democratic consensus-building between the executive branch, i.e. the Maduro Government, and the legislature the country may slide into an institutional deadlock.

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