Vice President of Venezuela

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Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Incumbent
Delcy Rodríguez

since January 11, 2019
ResidenceLa Viñeta
Term lengthNo fixed term
At the President's pleasure
Inaugural holderDiego Bautista Urbaneja
Formation1830
WebsiteVicepresidencia de la República
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The Vice President of Venezuela (Spanish: Vicepresidente de Venezuela), officially known as the Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela), is the second highest political position in the government of Venezuela. The Vice President is the direct collaborator of the Venezuelan President according to the Constitution. The office of Vice President appeared in the Constitution of 1830 until the Constitution of 1858, and once again in the Constitution of 1999. However, in its current (1999) incarnation, the office is more akin to a Prime Minister in systems as those of France and South Korea.

Since June 14, 2018, Delcy Rodríguez of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela was Vice President to Nicolás Maduro.[1] As of January 10, 2019 the presidency and vice presidency are disputed.[by whom?]

Office of the Executive Vice President[edit]

Functions and duties[edit]

According to the Constitution of 1999, the duties of the Executive Vice President are

  1. To collaborate with the President of the Republic to direct the actions of the Government.
  2. To coordinate the Public National Administration in accordance with the instructions of President of the Republic.
  3. To propose the appointment and the removal of the Ministers to the President of the Republic.
  4. To preside over the Cabinet if the President is absent or with authorization in advance from the President.
  5. To coordinate the relations of the National Executive with the National Assembly.
  6. To preside at the Federal Council of Government.
  7. To name and to remove, in accordance with the law, the officials or national officials whose designation is not attributed to another authority.
  8. To substitute for the President of the Republic on temporary and absolute absences.
  9. To exercise the duties delegated to him by the President of the Republic.

Appointment and removal[edit]

The Executive Vice President is appointed and removed by the President. Vice President can also be removed with more than two-thirds of the votes in National Assembly. If the National Assembly removes three Vice Presidents from office during a six-year presidential term, the President is authorized to dissolve the Parliament.

Presidential succession[edit]

Executive Vice President is the first in line to the succession of the President of Venezuela, when President is unable to fulfill the duties of office in the exceptional cases established in the Article 233 and 234 of the National Constitution.

Former Vice Presidents Andrés Navarte, Carlos Soublette, Diosdado Cabello (in April 2002) and Nicolás Maduro (in 2012–2013) were all once acting Presidents of Venezuela. Soublette and Maduro were also later elected as President.

List of Vice Presidents of Venezuela[edit]

State of Venezuela (1830–1864)[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term in office

Political party
Notes President
Diego Bautista Urbaneja.JPG Diego Bautista Urbaneja
(1782–1856)
1830 1833 Interim Páez by Lewis B. Adams.JPG
José Antonio Páez
(1830–1835)
Conservative Party
Andres Narvarte 000.jpg Andrés Narvarte
(1781–1853)
1830 1835 Indirect elections
Conservative Party José María Vargas.jpg
José María Vargas
(1835)
Vacancy under José María Carreño (1835)
Andres Narvarte 000.jpg Andrés Narvarte
(1781–1853)
1835 1836 Indirect elections José María Vargas.jpg
José María Vargas
(1835–1836)
Conservative Party
José María Carreño.jpg José María Carreño
(1792–1849)
1836 1837 Indirect elections Andres Narvarte 000.jpg
Andrés Narvarte
(1836–1837)
Conservative Party
Diego Bautista Urbaneja.JPG Diego Bautista Urbaneja
(1782–1856)
1837 Indirect elections José María Carreño.jpg
José María Carreño
(1837)
Conservative Party
Vacancy under Carlos Soublette (1837–1839)
Carlos Soublette.jpg Carlos Soublette
(1789–1870)
1839 1841 Indirect elections Páez by Lewis B. Adams.JPG
José Antonio Páez
(1839–1843)
Conservative Party
Santos Michelena 1.jpg Santos Michelena
(1797–1848)
1841 1845 Indirect elections
Conservative Party Carlos Soublette.jpg
Carlos Soublette
(1843–1847)
Diego Bautista Urbaneja.JPG Diego Bautista Urbaneja
(1782–1856)
1845 1847 Indirect elections
Conservative Party Jose tadeo monagas.jpg
José Tadeo Monagas
(1847–1851)
Antonio Leocadio Guzmán- Martín Tovar y Tovar.jpg Antonio Leocadio Guzmán
(1801–1884)
1847 1851 Indirect elections
Liberal Party JoseGregorioMonagas.jpg
José Gregorio Monagas
(1851–1855)
Coat of arms of Venezuela (1830-1836).svg Joaquín Herrera
(1784–1868)
1851 1855 Interim
Liberal Party
Vacancy under José Tadeo Monagas (1855–1858)
Manuel Felipe Tovar.jpg Manuel Felipe de Tovar
(1803–1866)
1858 1859 Interim Juliancastro.jpg
Julián Castro
(1858–1859)
Liberal Party Pedro Gual Escandon.jpg
Pedro Gual
(1859)
Vacancy under Manuel Felipe de Tovar (1859–1860)
Pedro Gual Escandon.jpg Pedro Gual Escandón
(1783–1862)
1860 1861 Interim Manuel Felipe Tovar.jpg
Manuel de Tovar
(1859–1861)
Liberal Party
Vacancy under Pedro Gual Escandón (1861)
Vacancy under José Antonio Páez (1861–1863)
Antonio Leocadio Guzmán- Martín Tovar y Tovar.jpg Antonio Leocadio Guzmán
(1801–1884)
1863 1868 Indirect elections Martin Tovar y Tovar 23.JPG
Juan Crisóstomo Falcón
(1863—1868)
Liberal Party

Fifth Republic (1999–present)[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term in office

Political party
Notes President
Isaías Rodríguez 2017.png Isaías Rodríguez
(1942–)
29 January 2000 24 December 2000 Directly designated Hugo Chávez (02-04-2010).jpg
Hugo Chávez
(1999–2002)
Fifth Republic Movement
Coat of arms of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg Adina Bastidas
(1943–)
24 December 2000 13 January 2002 Directly designated
Independent[2]
Diosdado Cabello 2013 cropped.jpg Diosdado Cabello
(1963–)
13 January 2002 12 April 2002 Directly designated
Fifth Republic Movement
Vacancy under Pedro Carmona (2002)
Vacancy under Diosdado Cabello (2002)
Diosdado Cabello 2013 cropped.jpg Diosdado Cabello
(1963–)
14 April 2002 28 April 2002 Directly designated Hugo Chávez (02-04-2010).jpg
Hugo Chávez
(2002–2013)
Fifth Republic Movement
Jose Vicente Rangel.png José Vicente Rangel
(1929–)
28 April 2002 3 January 2007 Directly designated
Fifth Republic Movement
Mialcalde.jpg Jorge Rodríguez
(1965–)
3 January 2007 4 January 2008 Directly designated
Fifth Republic Movement
Ramón Carrizales
(1952–)
4 January 2008 26 January 2010 Directly designated
Fifth Republic Movement
United Socialist Party
Elias Jaua, December 2011.jpg Elías Jaua
(1969–)
26 January 2010 13 October 2012 Directly designated
United Socialist Party
Nicolás Maduro, president of Venezuela (2016) cropped.jpg Nicolás Maduro
(1962–)
13 October 2012 8 March 2013 Directly designated
United Socialist Party
Jorge Arreaza 01.jpg Jorge Arreaza
(1973–)
8 March 2013 6 January 2016 Directly designated Nicolás Maduro, president of Venezuela (2016) cropped.jpg
Nicolás Maduro
(2013–)
United Socialist Party
Aristóbulo Istúriz 1999.jpg Aristóbulo Istúriz
(1946–)
6 January 2016 4 January 2017 Directly designated
United Socialist Party
Tareck El Aissami Portrait.jpg Tareck El Aissami
(1974–)
4 January 2017 14 June 2018 Directly designated
United Socialist Party
Delcy Rodriguez June 2016 (27571633682) (cropped).jpg Delcy Rodríguez
(1969–)
14 June 2018 Incumbent Directly designated
United Socialist Party

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Sources
Citations
  1. ^ "¡Entérate! Nicolás Maduro anuncia cambio de gabinete vía Twitter". La Patilla (in Spanish). 2018-06-14. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  2. ^ "Adina Bastidas: "Yo asumo mi responsabilidad en el tema del control de cambio"". Aporrea.org (in Spanish). 13 June 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2016.