Electricity Minister is the Venezuelan Vice-President for 24 hours
Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicolás Maduro will attend the summit of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), in Lima, Peru
Friday November 30, 2012 11:57 AM
In light of his attendance at the summit of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Venezuelan Vice-Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicolás Maduro selected Minister of Electric Power Héctor Navarro as the acting Vice-President. Navarro will stand in for Maduro from November 30 through December 1.
The appointment is certified in the Official Gazette 40,061, dated November 29, 2012.
Maduro is heading for Lima, Peru, where the 6th Regular Meeting of Heads of State and Governmen of Unasur will take place.
Following a wave of nationalizations carried out by the late President Hugo Chavez between 2007 and 2012, Venezuela has become the second most frequent respondent to investment treaty arbitration in the world (38 cases in total), after Argentina.