'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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President Hugo Chavez is due to be sworn in for a new term in less than a week, and his closest allies still aren't saying what they plan to do if the ailing leader is unable to return from a Cuban hospital to take the oath of office.
"The only one who has not recently lied regarding this issue is Chavez, who said that he's very sick," Mr. Borges said. "He made it clear that we are nearing an election, for which he already chose his candidate."
Opposition lawmaker Julio Borges said the president's announcement revealed that he knew he would be not able to continue governing, but his allies have failed to accept it and have kept the state of Mr. Chavez's health a secret to avoid losing their grip on power.