President Chavez Frias plans to rule for another 11 years
Posted: Monday, July 15, 2002
The President, talking during his weekly radio show, said that he no longer faces a threat of being deposed by a coup, following the failure of the April attempt and intends to rule until 2013.
"The world is confident in Venezuela and its government," the President said. "Anyone who thinks there is going to be another shock or coup should forget it."
The President urged his opposition to abide by the constitution and the country's legal framework when trying to remove him. He suggested that the opposition should concentrate on a referendum next year if they want to oust him, or failing that on the elections that are due to take place in 2006. "I will do everything I can to rule until 2013." MORE