Venezuela suffers a political uncertainty due to the inauguration of the fourth presidential term of Hugo Chavez, who is currently hospitalized in Cuba, in a serious condition. This events increases the political crisis in the country just three days prior its due date.
After being re-elected on Saturday January 5, Diosdado Cabello assumed again the presidency of the National Assembly in Venezuela. Shortly after his appointment, Cabello said that Chavez “will remain president beyond January 10“, the date set by the Constitution for the president’s inauguration.
While the ruling confirmed that the inauguration of Chavez is a simple ‘formalism’ and argues that the Constitution itself provides a case if the act can not be performed if a “situation arises“, the endowment would be carried out by the Supreme Court of Justice on a date to be determined.
Meanwhile Nicolas Maduro, the Vice President that Chavez appointed as his political heir before undergoing surgery, reiterated on Saturday that the president “is in possession of the government” after being re-elected on October 7 and that “when he can, he will be sworn in.“