Appointed Hector Navarro new acting VP for 24 hours

Caracas, 30 Nov. AVN.- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has appointed Electricity Minister Hector Navarro as the new Executive Vice President of the Republic, as acting official.

The new vice president will be in charge "since November 30, 2012 up to December 01 of the same year, reads the presidential decree released in Official Gazette 40,061 dated on Thursday, November 29.

The appointment answers to the need of replacing temporarily the vice-president and foreign minister Nicolas Maduro, who will attend the sixth ordinary meeting of the Council of Heads of State and Government of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), in the city of Lima, Peru.

30/11/2012 - 12:07 pm