Guaido gains access to parliament speaker's seat

Guaido gains access to parliament speaker's seat

Juan Guaido shouts gestures on his way to the National Assembly, Caracas. AFP

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido took his place in the parliament speaker's seat on Tuesday after a stand-off with the armed forces who initially prevented him from entering Congress.

While Guaido was barred from entering the building by the National Guard for around a half hour, his rival claimant to the speaker position, Luis Parra, occupied the chair.

By the time Guaido was allowed in, alongside allied deputies, Parra had already left.

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