Venezuela's VP: We work under the premise of Chávez's recovery
The Venezuelan vice-president said that President Hugo Chávez "is the commander of thousand victories and miracles"
Maduro recalled that the Venezuelan president underwent a "difficult and complex" surgery with bleeding; "fortunately, one of the best medical staffs in the world" is taking care of the president.
According to Maduro, the Venezuelan Head of State "has been gaining ground in his recovery" as days go by. "This is the commander of the thousand victories and miracles," he underscored. The vice-president additionally explained that authorities are working under the premise of Chávez's "full recovery."
"There is no need for speculations. On the contrary, it is important to continue walking the path of truth, and move forward," the vice-president warned. Chávez "has publicly given clear instructions for any scenario," Maduro remarked.
Maduro added that Venezuelans demonstrated their love for Chávez in the gubernatorial election held on December 16.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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