The Venezuelan Supreme Court rules that it is not necessary for Chavez to be sworn in on Jan. 10th. because there is continuity, thus backing the interpretation being sold by Maduro and Co. The principle of continuity and preservation of the popular will can not be violated. Thus Chavez can be sworn in whenever he can and the Executive powers will continue exercising their duties. There is no absence of any sort, just a continuation of the earlier leave.
This contradicts two earlier sentences by the same Court, but hey! the Venezuelan Constitution is like silly putty and toilet paper at the same time for Chavismo.
Absurd as it may be, the word continuity does not appear once in the Venezuelan Constitution, the decision is the law of the land in Venezuela.
Why didn’t they decide this a week ago?
We may never know. All we know is Chavez can now be absent as long as he wants.
(The logic is truly amazing, the President of the Court says that all that matters is this phantom “continuity” concept with Art. 235 of the Constitution. The rest of the Constitution she simply ignores, from 231 to 234. Priceless)