CARACAS, Tuesday March 21, 2006 | Update
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has proposed at the
National Assembly (AN) to name Francisco Arias Cárdenas
as Ambassador to the United Nations (UN.)
The ruler requested in a communiqué through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs authorization of the legislature to appoint Arias Cárdenas as permanent diplomatic representative to the multilateral organization, TV news channel Globovisión reported.
According to the Parliament, Arias Cárdenas, former comrade-in-arms of Chávez during a coup attempt in 1992 and then opposition candidate, has enough merits to occupy the position.