Vice President of Venezuela

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Vice President of Venezuela
Jorge Arreaza 01.jpg
Jorge Arreaza

since 8 April, 2013
Residence La Viñeta (Official)
Appointer President of Venezuela
Term length No fixed term
Serves at the pleasure of the President
Inaugural holder A triumvirate consisting of: Manuel Moreno de Mendoza, Mauricio Ayala, and Andrés Narvarte
Formation 5 March, 1811
Website Vicepresidencia de la República
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Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the second highest political position in the government of Venezuela. Vice President is the most direct collaborator of the President of the Republic according to the Constitution. Position of Vice President appeared in the Constitution of 1830 until the Constitution of 1858, and once again in the Constitution of 1999.

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.
  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]

Name Picture Took Office Left Office Notes
Manuel Moreno de Mendoza 1811 1812 First Triumvirate
Mauricio Ayala
Andrés Narvarte Andrés Narvarte 2.jpg
Cristóbal Mendoza Juan Lovera 2012 007.jpg 1812 1812 Second Triumvirate
Francisco Mays
Juan Germán Roscio Pedro Zerpa 2012 000.jpg
Francisco Antonio Zea Pedro Lovera 2012 000.jpg 1819 1819 Interim
Diego Bautista Urbaneja Diego Bautista Urbaneja.JPG 1830 1833 Interim
Andrés Narvarte Andrés Narvarte 2.jpg 1833 1837 Elected indirectly
Carlos Soublette Carlos Soublette.jpg 1837 1841 Elected indirectly
Santos Michelena Santos Michelena 1.jpg 1841 1844 Elected indirectly
Diego Bautista Urbaneja Diego Bautista Urbaneja.JPG 1845 1849 Elected indirectly
Antonio Leocadio Guzmán Antonio Leocadio Guzmán- Martín Tovar y Tovar.jpg 1849 1851 Elected indirectly
Joaquín Herrera 1851 1855
Manuel Felipe de Tovar Manuel Felipe Tovar.jpg 1858 1860 Interim
Pedro Gual Escandón Pedro Gual Escandon.jpg 1860 1861 Elected indirectly
Antonio Guzmán Blanco PresidenteGuzmanBlanco.jpg 1863 1864 Interim
Jesús Ramón Ayala 1901 1904
Juan Vicente Gómez Juan Vicente Gómez, 1911.jpg
Juan Vicente Gómez Juan Vicente Gómez, 1911.jpg 1905 1910
José Antonio Velutini General José Antonio Velutini Ron.png
Juan Crisóstomo Gómez 1922 1923
José Vicente Gómez
No provision for Vice President (1923–1999)
Julián Isaías Rodríguez Diaz 2000 2000 Appointed by President
Adina Bastidas 2000 2002 Appointed by President
Diosdado Cabello Diosdado Cabello 2013.jpg 2002 2002 Appointed by President
José Vicente Rangel Jose Vicente Rangel.png 2002 2007 Appointed by President
Jorge Rodríguez Gómez Discussion and perplexity.jpg 2007 2008 Appointed by President
Ramón Carrizales 2008 2010 Appointed by President
Elías Jaua Elias Jaua, December 2011.jpg 2010 2012 Appointed by President
Nicolás Maduro Nicolas Maduro-05-2013.jpg 2012 2013 Appointed by President
Jorge Arreaza Jorge Arreaza 01.jpg 2013 Appointed by President

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