January 10, 2013


An Inauguration Without a President

New York Times: "President Hugo Chávez's supporters have not ruled out swearing him in from his hospital in Havana. His detractors are calling for government investigators to go check his pulse themselves. The justices whom Mr. Chávez's allies have named to the Supreme Court have decided that he can continue to govern in absentia."

"In a country that Mr. Chávez has dominated for so long, his health crisis and the decision to proceed on Thursday with a quasi-presidential inauguration that he is unable to attend are producing a stream of bizarre developments and national angst about who is in charge."










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