Muammar Gaddafi sent a letter to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in search of support
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez voiced on Monday once again his support to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and rebutted the possibility of underwriting a National Transitional Council in Libya.
In a cabinet meeting aired during an obligatory simultaneous broadcast, the Venezuelan Head of State referred himself to a letter forwarded by Gaddafi through the secretary of the People's Committee for Finance and Planning Abdul Hafid Al Zleitni.
The envoy met on Monday with Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicolás Maduro. The meeting was also attended by Libyan Minister of Communications and Transport Mohamed Zydan.
In the letter, the Libyan leader asked the Venezuelan government to join efforts against the council.
Venezuelan authorities, Chávez replied, "do not recognize such a mime like the transitional council" which must be composed of "a group of terrorists."
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.