Capriles: Venezuela has a government that does not govern
Reelected governor of Miranda state and opposition leader Henrique Capriles said Monday that the Constitution provides for clear terms and conditions in the event that Hugo Chávez fails to appear in his swearing-in ceremony on January 10
According to Capriles, given the health condition of President Hugo Chávez, "the government does not govern."
He stressed that the opposition has never suggested that on January 10 Chávez should lose his condition as president-elect. Rather, he said the terms and conditions provided for under the Constitution for such case should be met.
"We want him to take office, but if his swearing in does not occur, we have a number of established legal terms. This is not about constructions on what people like or not."
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.