Opposition: Chávez's no-show for inauguration breaches the Constitution
In a communication delivered to Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Executive Secretary of the opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) Ramón Guillermo Aveledo underscored that President Hugo Chávez's no-show at his inauguration ceremony scheduled for January 10 implies a violation not only of the Venezuelan Constitution, but also of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, Articles 3 and 4
Addressing OAS's Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, MUD's Executive Secretary Ramón Guillermo Aveledo said that in addition to breaching the provisions set out in the Venezuelan Constitution, Chávez's no-show at his inauguration ceremony scheduled for January 10 runs counter to Articles 3 and 4 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter.
Aveledo noted that all possible solutions to any political issues are listed in the Constitution. He stressed that violating the provisions set forth therein implies a disruption of the constitutional and democratic order.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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.