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CHAVEZ SUCCESSOR? Diosdado Cabello, president of national assembly. (Photo: PSUV)
CHAVEZ SUCCESSOR? Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro. (Photo: Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/Agencia Brasil)
BY LATINVEX STAFF
What happens if Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wins the October presidential election but dies before his new term starts or after his new term starts? What happens if opposition candidate Henrique Capriles actually wins the elections? Would Chavez recognize the results? If Chavez dies in the near future who will succeed him? Will his cancer weaken his presidential duties? And will he become more radical or less so in light of his illness?
Latinvex asked five political and legal experts. Our panel:
· Carlos Delgado, Partner, Baker & McKenzie Venezuela.
Latinvex: What happens if Chavez wins the election but dies before his new term starts or after his new term starts? Will Venezuela have to hold another presidential election?
Roett: If they follow the constitution, the ...