Chavez could be sworn in by Supreme Court: Maduro Venezuela's ruling party and an opposition leader came to a rare agreement Monday, accepting that President Hugo Chavez's inauguration may be delayed if he is remains ill come January 10, AFP reports.
Vice President Nicolas Maduro, who Chavez has designated his political heir, said the leader could be sworn in by Supreme Court justices.
That would open the way for a possible oath from Cuba, where Chavez is recovering from his fourth cancer operation since June 2011, should the president be unable to return in time.
"If the president cannot be present on January 10 to take the oath of office before the National Assembly, the constitution has the answers," said Capriles, who lost the presidential election in October to Chavez.
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