CARACAS, Monday January 07, 2013 | Update

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

Monday January 07, 2013  12:34 PM
Reelected governor of Miranda state and opposition leader Henrique Capriles reiterated on Monday that on January 10 a presidential term ends and a new one begins. Therefore, Hugo Chávez should take an oath as the president of Venezuela on that date.

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."
Violence goes to school

A week into the beginning of the school year at the República del Ecuador school, in the San Martín neighborhood (downtown Caracas), and classes are taught only until 10 am. Thieves who broke into the school this summer caused major damage when they stole copper wiring and air-conditioning units, resulting in a power outage leaving classrooms in the dark(especially preschool classrooms, which are affected the most).

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