Congress Speaker: Opinion on takeover conforms to the Constitution
"The reasonable opposition knows that the Constitution contemplates unexpected events," argued Diosdado Cabello, the Venezuelan Congress Speaker
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Diosdado Cabello, the Speaker of the Venezuelan National Assembly (AN), said again that hinting a subsequent day and time for the takeover of President Hugo Chávez, slated to January 10, is just an opinion. Nevertheless, he added, "The restrictive character of laws is implemented by those who deep down intend to violate laws."
"The sensible opposition is keenly aware that the (Venezuelan) Constitution contemplates unexpected events," Cabello tweeted.
"I just said my opinion, as I am positive that it conforms to our Constitution; I do respect the opinion of third parties," he wrapped up.
Earlier, Cabello would claim that "according to the Constitution, if the president cannot be sworn in by the National Assembly, he may do it at the TSJ (Supreme Tribunal of Justice), and no date is set."
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.