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Chavez inauguration delayed
Venezuela's Supreme Court has endorsed President Hugo Chavez's inauguration delay.
CARACAS - The head of Venezuela's Supreme Court said on Wednesday the postponement of Hugo Chavez's planned December 10 inauguration for a new presidential term was constitutionally legitimate.
Luisa Morales, the court's president, gave the judgment at a news conference, saying no new swearing-in was necessary and Chavez remained Venezuela's president, with Nicolas Maduro also continuing in his role as vice-president.
Chavez's recovery after cancer surgery in Cuba means he will not be able to attend the scheduled January 10 ceremony.
Chavez, 58, has not been seen nor heard from him almost a month.
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