Close
Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • Ukrainian elections: Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk orders security to be boosted to prevent “terrorist acts“ being carried out – Reuters
  • Ukrainian PM Arseny Yatsenyuk warns of possible attempts by Russia to destabilise Sunday’s parliamentary election in Ukraine – Reuters
  • The funeral of Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total, will take place in Normandy on Monday at 17:00 CET – AFP
  • Turkey: President Erdogan says agreement reached for 200 Iraqi Kurdish fighters to pass through Turkey to help defend Syrian town of Kobani – Reuters

Today is the day Venezuela planned the inauguration of President Hugo Chavez, but the man who has ruled the country for 14 years is too sick to attend.

The face of Venezuela since 1999 has not been seen in public for more than a month.

The postponement of the inauguration, the first in Venezuela’s history, forced the Supreme Court to act:

Judge Luisa Morales is a member of the Supreme Court:

“We know this is important and the swearing in ceremony will take place. But for the moment it is not possible to say when, or how the president will take his oath.”

Details of the exact state of Chavez’s health are unclear and the opposition want him to be declared “temporarily absent from power.”

They believe the ruling party are using the constitution for their own ends.

Henrique Capriles is an opposition leader:

“ The Supreme Court has decided to solve the problem for the ruling party.”

Many thousands of Chavez supporters have travelled to Caracas in order to mark the occasion and to wish the Commander well.

Copyright © 2014 euronews

More about: