Electricity Minister is the Venezuelan Vice-President for 24 hours
Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicolás Maduro will attend the summit of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), in Lima, Peru
In light of his attendance at the summit of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Venezuelan Vice-Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicolás Maduro selected Minister of Electric Power Héctor Navarro as the acting Vice-President. Navarro will stand in for Maduro from November 30 through December 1.
The appointment is certified in the Official Gazette 40,061, dated November 29, 2012.
Maduro is heading for Lima, Peru, where the 6th Regular Meeting of Heads of State and Governmen of Unasur will take place.
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.