Insulza: Controversy surrounds the issue of Chávez's inauguration
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) José Miguel Insulza on Wednesday told Chilean radio station ADN that he would rather not comment about the decision to postpone the inauguration of President Hugo Chávez for his new term in office
"Some elements are political rather than juridical. I would rather not take a stance. I think it is better for Venezuelans to solve this issue tomorrow (January 10)," Insulza said in an interview with Chilean radio station ADN, Efe reported.
"The problem is that many think that if he (Chávez) does not take oath tomorrow (January 10), this would trigger a different process. This is not accepted by people who do not want to rule out the possibility that Chávez takes oath a few days later."
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.