Venezuelan officials ordered opposition news channel Globovision to stop airing videos questioning the constitutionality of postponing Hugo Chávez's inauguration. This is the eighth complaint against the news station.
Opposition coalition leader Ramon Guillermo Aveledo said at a news conference that the information provided by government officials 'continues to be insufficient.'
Nicolas Maduro, who Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has flagged as his desired successor, was formerly a union leader – an experience that suggests an inclination for dialogue with opponents.
With his health declining, Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez has urged his supporters to vote for his vice president if he becomes too ill to remain in office.