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Opposition legislators sworn into office in Venezuela

The event is being marked by marches in the streets. Some Metro stations have been closed for security reasons.

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Opposition deputies elected to office in the recent elections in Venezuela were slated to be sworn into office Tuesday for the first regular session of 2016.

Hundreds of police and National Guardsmen surrounded the building where the ceremony was taking place to keep order, some of them in riot gear. Barriers were erected to limit access by vehicles to the area.

"We will not allow any threats or aggression stop us," said former deputy Maria Corina Machado, who came to support the 112 opposition members elected in the Dec. 6 election.

"We will move forward to a democracy," she said, adding that the opposition won the election despite numerous efforts to stop it.

She said that the legislature must work urgently on reforms to help the country's stagnant economy. There are thousands of people starving due to food shortages.

She added that President Nicolas Maduro must allow these reforms because they can not be delayed.

Henry Ramos Allup was chosen by the opposition coalition to lead the legislature, replacing Diosdado Cabello. Asked about the criticisms he has received from Maduro, Allup said: "The Bible says I must forgive him."

In addition, he said the Venezuelan leader can make legislative proposals and send them to the Assembly, where they will be evaluated.

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