Date For Fhe Recall Referendum Set

Wednesday June 9, 2004 · Flavio Grassi

Contrary to what many Chavez opposers ferared, the recall referendum will be held on August 15, within the terms set by the Venezuelan Constitution for electing a new president if Hugo Chavez will be ousted. A date after August 19 would have made the referendum almost useless because the current VP would have stepped into the president’s seat until the end of the term, in December 2006.