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Venezuela opposition leader says Chavez not obliged to take the oath 10 January

Thursday, December 27th 2012 - 05:45 UTC
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The Venezuelan government and opposition coincide that it is possible to postpone the oath taking ceremony of President Hugo Chavez, which according to the constitution should take place on 10 January, if the re-elected leader is still in Cuba recovering from his fourth cancer operation. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    It never cease to amaze me the maturity that is being shown by Capriles and the opposition. No matter how low Chavez and his government has attempted to drag political discourse in Venezuela, Capriles refuses to do the same.

    Capriles is showing the maturity that people expect from a actual president not someone who lost the election. Let's hope it is reciprocated and emulated should the worse happen.

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 09:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    1 Anglotino

    Whilst agreeing totally with what you post, it highlights the inate stupidity of the supporters of the government.

    Mature, well thought out comments are completely ignored when the name Chavez is uttered or written,

    Perhaps it might change when he croaks it.

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    It always takes a while to rebuild a civil society after it has been so thoroughly corrupted and destroyed. The mindset is the hardest hurdle as many Soviet bloc countries found.

    It will take at least 10 years to extradite the state from so many facets of the economy and society and as Colombia has found, only high growth and stability can reduce crime levels.

    Venezuela could have been the Chile of the Caribbean. Smaller population than its neighbours Brazil and Colombia but much much richer. I'm not sure if it can catch up now. There is an acceleration of emigration out to the US, Australia and Colombia taking capital and talent with it.

    Chavez's impending death (I'm not wishing, but it is hard to deny after so much treatment) will be the beginning of a very very long road.

    Dec 28th, 2012 - 01:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    This is hilarious! ONLY ones to think a new election is the right move for Venezuela, are the MP posters. Now that even the opposition shows them they are totally in the wrong, they say it's because Chavez' government is 'immature'. That's some logic for you!

    Dec 30th, 2012 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR


    So it is a mature society that MURDERS 21,692 people in the 12 months to the year end: thats 2.5 people dead every hour of every day for the entire year? I wonder how many are extra-judicial, carried out by the policia and the military?

    AND kidnappings AND prison riots AND random shootings have all gone up in a corresponding way.

    Dead Man Not Walking has left a superb legacy here.

    Glad to see you still have the wrong perspective on life.

    Still making juvenile posts, lacking any understanding of the problems, nevermind the solutions.

    Carry on 'bashing' the Brits, it keeps children like you happy.

    Dec 30th, 2012 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    I'd love to see where you get those numbers from. You should really stop using the word 'mature' as you keep calling a sick man for 'dead man walking'

    You seem to be a really upset old man fleeing UK taxes and bashing every country including the one you chose to live in. Of free will,

    Don't talk about maturity.

    Dec 31st, 2012 - 08:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    6 Stevie

    “Bashing”, again, favourite word out like drawing a revolver from a holster. Pity the gun is empty.

    And get it right: it's Dead Man NOT Walking. He has been promoted to his death bed.

    AND I pay tax in the UK (as well as Uruguay) for my pension income, not that it is any business of yours, but I have posted this before.

    Still a country-less citizen of the world are you?

    I will keep hitting the nerve as long as you keep taking the bait.

    Dec 31st, 2012 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Well said Capriles!

    #1 Yes, he is showing great maturity in this case, by backing Chavez =)

    Dec 31st, 2012 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    6 Stevie

    I'd love to see where you get those numbers from. Here they are then:

    And here is some good news (for some of us):

    Should I say the famous one liner? Yes, I think I should:


    Dead Man NOT Walking is about to be demoted to Hades (for those who believe).

    He is so bad he will miss Purgatory and go straight to the fires of hell and his own Demon gnawing on his knackers!

    You gotta laugh!

    Dec 31st, 2012 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    @8 British Kirchener

    You do realise by agreeing with me, that you just disparaged Chavez?

    Finally Venezuela has a high profile politician who will put the country before his own pursuit of power. If only those in the United Socialist Party would show the same maturity.


    Jan 02nd, 2013 - 09:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Well, it looks very likey that Dead Man Not Walking will very soon be Dead Man.

    BsAs Herald and Clarin report a significant deterioration in his condition according to his son-in-law.

    The comments in Clarin are comical: can he take K with him?: get another monkey, it will be the same: God will look after him!

    Seems he is on life support with weak vital signs. Oh dear, never mind, eh!

    Jan 02nd, 2013 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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