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    Chavez's cancer has entered the end stage?


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    Re: Chavez's cancer has entered the end stage?

    Who will replace Chavez? Is there an heir apparent? I have not read anything that suggests an answer. Chavez has such complete control, you wonder how the transition will go.
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    Re: Chavez's cancer has entered the end stage?

    hate to be mean on this one,but i guess he got his wish to be president for life
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    Re: Chavez's cancer has entered the end stage?

    His malady has not dampened his sense of humor or hatred for the US.

    "He has even suggested that the CIA might be responsible for his cancer. "It's very difficult to explain, even with the law of probabilities, what has been happening to some of us in Latin America," Chávez in a televised speech in 2011, referring to several other Latin American leaders who had also contracted cancer. Would it be so strange that they've (the U.S. government) invented technology to spread cancer and we won't know about it for 50 years?"

    http://www.cubaheadlines.com/2012/05...ry_cancer.html

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    Re: Chavez's cancer has entered the end stage?

    It appears Chavez has already prepared for the worst. However, there will be a battle for leadership should he die.

    If Chávez were to die or become incapacitated, "a fragmentation of the movement" would likely occur. In the immediate aftermath of such an incident, Vice President Elías Jaua would take power, according to the constitution. Perhaps as an indication that Chávez is preparing for the worst, he formed a nine-member State Council earlier this month, headed by Jaua, to assist him with executive duties. The nine "would be able to draw upon a broader leadership base and carry more authority" in Chávez's absence, Wilpert said.

    But with elections on the horizon, the Socialists' hold on power would be threatened without Chávez heading the party.

    The following is a list of possible successors through the electoral process.

    • Henrique Capriles of the center-right Justice First party, but Capriles has been building momentum and could perform well against a candidate less established than Chávez.
    • Jaua, as Chávez's immediate successor, is one of the top candidates, though he is viewed as more of an administrator than a leader. Chávez appointed Jaua, 43, vice president in 2010; he served as Minister of Agriculture before then. Having been a university professor, Jaua's background is academic, and while he is viewed as an intellectual, he lacks the charisma and oratory skills to be a statesman on par with Chávez.
    • Diosdado Cabello, the current Speaker of the National Assembly...who has focused on democratization in Venezuela.
    • Foreign Affairs Minister Nicolás Maduro, 50, who started off as a bus driver and became a labor union leader...Maduro's politics align very closely with Chávez's.
    • José Vicente Rangel, 82, a former vice president (2002 to 2005)...Ideologically, he is similar to Chávez.
    • Lastly, there is Chávez's elder brother, Adán Chávez, 59. Currently the governor of the Venezuelan state of Barinas, Adán, a former physics professor, has a long history of political activity, with views often considered even more radical than his brother's.


    Hugo Chávez's Terminal Mystery Cancer And Venezuela's Looming Power Vacuum - International Business Times

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