Venezuelan National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello accused lawmakers from the party of former opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski of receiving financial contributions without declaring them to the electoral board.
Venezuela National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello said today that he would not call new elections if President Hugo Chavez is unable to be sworn in for a new term as scheduled on Jan. 10 because of cancer treatment in Cuba.
Top Venezuelan officials have left open the possibility that cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez may not have to be sworn-in Jan. 10 to start a new six-year term, as stipulated in the country’s constitution.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is experiencing a “severe” respiratory infection that is making it hard for the cancer-stricken leader to breathe less than a week before he is due to start a new term.
Venezuela’s congressional leader said it doesn’t matter if President Hugo Chavez doesn’t arrive for his scheduled Jan. 10 inauguration as the nation’s constitution doesn’t specify when and where the swearing must take place.
Ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez won’t be sworn in for a new term tomorrow, plunging the nation into an institutional crisis as the opposition called for the self-declared socialist to cede power temporarily as he recovers from cancer surgery in Cuba.