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
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.