"The National Constituent Assembly has decided to continue to meet and function at least until 31 December 2020, in order to continue fulfilling the tasks entrusted", he wrote on Twitter.
#ANCHasta31Dic2020 la soberanísima y plenipontenciaria Asamblea Nacional Constituyente ha decidido continuar sesionando y en funciones al menos hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2020, para seguir cumpliendo las tareas encomendadas. Nosotros Venceremos!!— Diosdado Cabello R (@dcabellor) 20 мая 2019 г.
Originally elected in 2017 to draft a new constitution, the parliament was supposed to work until August 2019, but last year, Cabello said he could not rule out that this temporary authority could extend its work for several years.
The country has also an opposition parliament headed by Juan Guaido, who illegally declared himself the interim president of Venezuela.
Maduro, in turn, has accused the United States of trying to orchestrate a coup in order to install Guaido as its puppet and take over Venezuela’s natural resources. Russia, China, Cuba, Bolivia, Turkey and a number of other countries have voiced their support for constitutionally-elected Maduro as the only legitimate president of Venezuela.