VP: Chávez Could Be Sworn In Later


chavezDon’t count him out yet. Venezuela’s vice president, Nicolas Maduro, said in an interview Friday that if President Hugo Chavez isn’t well enough to take the oath of office on Jan. 10, he can be sworn in later by the Supreme Court, according to the country’s constitution.

Opposition leaders were hoping new elections would be called if Chavez could not take the office, but Maduro says since the president is already in power, he can remain and take the oath later. Under the Constitution, a new election will only be held if the president is unable to take the oath, or dies during his first four years in office.

On Thursday, Venezuelan officials revealed that Chávez is suffering from a “severe” respiratory infection after undergoing his fourth surgery in the past year and a half.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. ????? It took 3 days for the world to find out Arafat died in a french hospital 3 days before.
    Only when the french hospital intervened and forced them to reveal it so they had to go public about it. Chavez us in Cuba, you think such things can happen again????