According to reports in Caracas, the South American nation's Communist Party (PCV), known for its opposition to President Nicolás Maduro, was ordered to intervene by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ).
In a decision resembling those made in 2020 against the major opposition political parties, the Constitutional Chamber of the TSJ formed a
"ad hoc board of directors" to "organize internal democratic processes that guarantee the rights of political participation of the associates."
Hugo Chavez's late ally from 1999 to 2013, the PCV afterwards severed ties with Maduro on differences in the economy.
Leaders of the PCV posted on social media on Saturday, "We denounce before the Venezuelan people, the communist parties, the workers,
The truly anti-imperialist forces of the world, that the government of Nicolás Maduro has consummated the assault against the Communist Party of Venezuela through an arbitrary judicial sentence."
The PCV is opposed to the devaluation and inflation that would reduce Venezuelans' take-home pay to less than $5 a day, with state bonds serving as a supplement.
Those who filed the complaint were referred to as a "mercenary group" and were accused of engaging in "an anti-democratic maneuver" by the PCV's outgoing secretary general, Oscar Figuera.