Mon, Dec 31, 2012 - Page 7 News List

Venezuelan VP pays visit to Chavez, fueling rumors

SPECULATION:The government has been tight-lipped about the purpose of the trip and the president’s condition, as uncertainty over whether he will return to office grows


Yet, opposition leaders say the constitution requires that new elections be held within 30 days if Chavez cannot assume office on Jan. 10.

They have criticized the confusion over the inauguration as the latest example of the Chavez government’s disdain for democratic rule of law and have demanded clarity on whether the Venezuelan leader is fit to govern.

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