Appointment of Elías Jaua as FM signed by President Chávez is released
Some of the particulars in the document published in the Official Gazette include the signature of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who has been in hospital in Havana for one month
Particulars in the document published in the Official Gazette include the signature of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who was admitted to hospital in Havana, Cuba, one month ago, recovering from a cancer surgery.
In addition, the decree is dated and signed in Caracas on January 15.
Elías Jaua stands in on for Nicolás Maduro as Foreign Minister. Maduro held the incumbency for almost six years. The news of the appointment was given by Vice-President Maduro when delivering President Chávez's annual report in a session at the National Assembly (AN) held on Tuesday afternoon.
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.