El Universal: President Hugo Chávez seeks 20 years in office

June 11, 2012 12:13 pm0 commentsViews:

He seeks to be the president of Venezuela for additional six years. If so, that will make 20 years in office. Therefore, on Monday, June 11, at 4:00 p.m., President Hugo Chávez will make his nomination formal, pursuing reelection for the third time, with the support of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), founded and chaired by him.

Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, 57, a Bachelor of Military Sciences and Arts from the Military Academy of Venezuela, arrived in Miraflores presidential palace on February 2, 1999 after taking oath on a “moribund Constitution,” which he pledged to bury with the help of a National Constituent Assembly (ANC). He made it 11 months later and this helped extend the presidential term from five to six years.

At that time, he, who burst into the political scene with his renowned “for the time being” promoted “re-legitimization of public office” managed to be ratified and, in addition, got an extra term of one and a half year.

With four children, the result of his two divorces, without a first lady, the convalescent president has been lately joined by his daughter Rosa Virginia. Original Article