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."
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."