Venezuelan President Approves New Laws for Social Benefits
Caracas, June 16 (RHC) -- Venezuelan Vice-President Elías Jáua announced that President Hugo Chávez approved new laws to benefit the population and drive economic development.
Vice-President Jáua pointed out that President Chávez endorsed the reform of the “Organic Tourism Law,” and a law about land assets, which regulated the payments of the lots where the Great Housing Mission houses are being built for low-income citizens. Jáua added that Chávez also signed reforms to agricultural laws, and gave a green light to a decree that grants legislative status to the Learn and Work social mission, designed to reduce unemployment in Venezuela.
He said the measures respond to the expiration of the authority granted to the president last year by the National Assembly to perform that function on Sunday, and that then Parliament should review all laws submitted.
In the context of the Venezuelan Presidential campaign for next October, a recent polling result shows that Chavez is expected to win with 57 point eight percent of the vote.