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Venezuela's VP: Chavez condition is stabilizing

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 22, 2012 at 7:17 pm •  Published: December 22, 2012
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"That's not going to happen," he said.

Cabello's statement pointed to an impending legal dispute that would likely be resolved by Venezuela's Supreme Court, which is packed with justices appointed by pro-Chavez lawmakers.

Opposition leaders argue that the constitution does not allow for a president's inauguration to be postponed.

On Thursday, Maduro said Chavez has been with his family resting while receiving treatment for a respiratory infection.

In addition to the infection, the 58-year-old Chavez also suffered bleeding during the operation, which the government said was promptly stanched.