Who took over Venezuela after Hugo Chavez?

Hugo Chávez

Comandante Hugo Chávez
Succeeded by Pedro Carmona (Acting)
President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela
In office 24 March 2007 – 5 March 2013 Eternal President since 26 July 2014
Deputy Diosdado Cabello

Who started socialism in Venezuela?

Hugo Chávez
United Socialist Party of Venezuela

United Socialist Party of Venezuela Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela
Founder Hugo Chávez
Founded 24 March 2007
Merger of • Fifth Republic Movement • Venezuelan Popular Unity
Headquarters Mariperez, Caracas

How many terms did Hugo Chavez serve?

April 14, 2002 – March 5, 2013
Hugo Chávez/Presidential terms

What did Chavez promise?

First, Chávez promised that he would begin his presidency by abolishing Venezuela’s old puntofijismo political system of two-party patronage, and opening up political power to independent and third parties. Second, Chávez promised to end corruption. Third, Chávez promised to eradicate poverty in Venezuela.

What caused Venezuela to collapse?

Political corruption, chronic shortages of food and medicine, closure of businesses, unemployment, deterioration of productivity, authoritarianism, human rights violations, gross economic mismanagement and high dependence on oil have also contributed to the worsening crisis.

What happened to Hugo Chávez?

Hugo Chávez, the 45th President of Venezuela, died on 5 March 2013 at 16:25 VET (20:55 UTC) in Caracas, Venezuela from cancer at the age of 58. His death triggered a presidential election which was constitutionally required to be called within 30 days.

What is the meaning of Chavez?

Chaves is an ancient Portuguese surname that literally means “keys,” from the Portuguese Chaves and Spanish laves (Latin clavis). Often an occupational surname was given to someone who made keys for a living.

What did Chavez want to do with the Bolivarian Revolution?

According to Chávez and other supporters, the Bolivarian Revolution seeks to build an inter-American coalition to implement Bolivarianism, nationalism and a state-led economy.

Who is the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution?

In recent years, Bolivarianism’s most significant political manifestation was in the government of Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez, who from the beginning of his presidency called himself a Bolivarian patriot and applied his interpretation of several of Bolívar’s ideals to everyday affairs, as part of the Bolivarian Revolution.

When did Venezuela change its name to the Bolivarian Republic?

That included the 1999 Constitution, which changed Venezuela’s name to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and other ideas such as the Bolivarian Schools, Bolivarian Circles and the Bolivarian University of Venezuela. The term “Bolivarianism” is often used specifically to refer to Chávez’s rule.

Why was the Bolivarian Revolution a failure for Venezuela?

Decline. According to the International Policy Digest, “[t]he Bolivarian revolution is a failure not because its ideals were unachievable but because its leaders were as corrupt as those they decry”, with the Bolivarian government relying on oil for its economy, essentially suffering from Dutch disease.