Opposition lawyer Ricardo Antela says postponing swearing-in is possible if "by (January 10) there was a medical guarantee, publicly supported by the National Assembly, that the president will recover, and a new date is decided on."
Dubious reports circulate about Chavez's health. Some say he had a tracheotomy. Others suggest he needs artificial respiration. His condition is worsening. Liquid accumulated in his lungs, and/or he has a serious renal deficiency.
Maduro said his daily routine proceeds normally. Healing takes time. Chavez underwent six complicated hours of major surgery. Perhaps weeks more recovery time is needed. Most Venezuelans want him back no matter how long it takes.
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