President Hugo Chávez seeks for 20 years in office
He seeks to be the president of Venezuela for additional six years. If so, that will make 20 years in office. Therefore, on Monday, June 11, at 4:00 p.m., President Hugo Chávez will make his nomination formal, pursuing reelection for the third time, with the support of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), founded and chaired by him.
Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, 57, a Bachelor of Military Sciences and Arts from the Military Academy of Venezuela, arrived in Miraflores presidential palace on February 2, 1999 after taking oath on a "moribund Constitution," which he pledged to bury with the help of a National Constituent Assembly (ANC). He made it 11 months later and this helped extend the presidential term from five to six years.
At that time, he, who burst into the political scene with his renowned "for the time being" promoted "re-legitimization of public office" managed to be ratified and, in addition, got an extra term of one and a half year.
With four children, the result of his two divorces, without a first lady, the convalescent president has been lately joined by his daughter Rosa Virginia.
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.