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January 5, 2013
If Chavez isn’t here by Jan. 10, the constitution establishes that he can be sworn in before the Supreme Court, although it doesn’t specify how or when. The president received unanimous permission from the assembly to be absent, and that is still in effect.
Diosdado Cabello, president of Venezuela’s National Assembly • Discussing the health ills, and the political plans going forward regarding President Hugo Chavez. Cabello is a Chavez confidant, and former army-mate of the ailing leader. He was also just reelected to his position as president of the National Assembly, which is extremely relevant to the moment — should Chavez die or be incapacitated in such a way that he can’t serve his upcoming term, Cabello would be in charge of the process for a new election. Chavez’s political opposition have decried the limited information as to his health in recent weeks. SOURCE
20:05 // 11 months ago