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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to miss swearing-in

The Venezuelan National Assembly has approved a request by President Hugo Chavez to postpone his inauguration for a new term in office, which was scheduled for Thursday.

Mr Chavez is in hospital in Cuba after cancer surgery, and has suffered complications caused by a lung infection.

Legislators voted to give Mr Chavez as much time as he needs to recover.

Sarah Grainger reports from Caracas.

  • 09 Jan 2013
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