The Venezuelan National Assembly has passed an amnesty bill which could free dozens of jailed opposition leaders, among them Leopoldo López. It’ll be uphill all the way,
Legal battle ahead
Under the Venezuelan constitution, the president can send a bill back to the National Assembly, but the latter can override the veto with an absolute majority (half of those present at the time of the vote plus one).
President Maduro could also send the bill to the Supreme Court if he has doubts about its constitutionalit
In a way it is irrelevant whether the regime will release Lopez from jail, or allow for a limited dissent at the TSJ [Supreme Court]. It is quite clear now that the regime faction aligned around Maduro and Cabello will go out of its way to avoid any move that could undermine its power and drive through regime change, a change that would find soon in jail Maduro, Cabello, Ramirez and scores of other corrupt and abusive office holders.