VP Jaua: Opposition bets on a scenario without Chávez
Venezuela's Vice President Elías Jaua highlighted that despite President Hugo Chávez's illness and the harsh cancer treatment, he has focused on performing his duties as Head of State
In the opinion of Venezuela's Executive Vice President Elías Jaua, the opposition "bets on Chávez's (absolute) absence; it is the same bet they did with the vacuum of power or the recall referendum; it is a bet to think and imagine a scenario without Chávez, because they know they can not defeat him in the election."
Jaua said in an interview with private TV channel Televen that some press releases about Chávez's health are irresponsible. He highlighted that despite President Hugo Chávez's illness and the harsh cancer treatment, "he has focused on performing his duties as Head of State."
"During his recovery, President Chávez has devoted to policy-making to eradicate poverty, to analyze and promote the development of the Constitution," Jaua added.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."