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Vice President of Venezuela

Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, commonly known simply as the Vice President of Venezuela, is the second highest political position in the government of Venezuela. The Vice President is the direct collaborator of the President of the Republic 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.

Vice President of Venezuela
Delcy Rodriguez June 2016 (27571633682) (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Delcy Rodríguez

since 14 June 2018
Residence La Viñeta
Term length No fixed term
At the President's pleasure
Inaugural holder Diego Bautista Urbaneja
Formation 1830
Website Vicepresidencia de la República

Since 14 June 2018, Delcy Rodríguez of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela has been Vice President to Nicolás Maduro.[1]

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Office of the Executive Vice PresidentEdit

Functions and dutiesEdit

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 removalEdit

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 successionEdit

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 VenezuelaEdit

State of Venezuela (1830–1864)Edit

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term in office

Political party
Notes President
  Diego Bautista Urbaneja
(1782–1856)
1830 1833 Interim  
José Antonio Páez
(1830–1835)
Conservative Party
  Andrés Narvarte
(1781–1853)
1830 1835 Indirect elections
Conservative Party  
José María Vargas
(1835)
Vacancy under José María Carreño (1835)
  Andrés Narvarte
(1781–1853)
1835 1836 Indirect elections  
José María Vargas
(1835–1836)
Conservative Party
  José María Carreño
(1792–1849)
1836 1837 Indirect elections  
Andrés Narvarte
(1836–1837)
Conservative Party
  Diego Bautista Urbaneja
(1782–1856)
1837 Indirect elections  
José María Carreño
(1837)
Conservative Party
Vacancy under Carlos Soublette (1837–1839)
  Carlos Soublette
(1789–1870)
1839 1841 Indirect elections  
José Antonio Páez
(1839–1843)
Conservative Party
  Santos Michelena
(1797–1848)
1841 1845 Indirect elections
Conservative Party  
Carlos Soublette
(1843–1847)
  Diego Bautista Urbaneja
(1782–1856)
1845 1847 Indirect elections
Conservative Party  
José Tadeo Monagas
(1847–1851)
  Antonio Leocadio Guzmán
(1801–1884)
1847 1851 Indirect elections
Liberal Party  
José Gregorio Monagas
(1851–1855)
  Joaquín Herrera
(1784–1868)
1851 1855 Interim
Liberal Party
Vacancy under José Tadeo Monagas (1855–1858)
  Manuel Felipe de Tovar
(1803–1866)
1858 1859 Interim  
Julián Castro
(1858–1859)
Liberal Party  
Pedro Gual
(1859)
Vacancy under Manuel Felipe de Tovar (1859–1860)
  Pedro Gual Escandón
(1783–1862)
1860 1861 Interim  
Manuel de Tovar
(1859–1861)
Liberal Party
Vacancy under Pedro Gual Escandón (1861)
Vacancy under José Antonio Páez (1861–1863)
  Antonio Leocadio Guzmán
(1801–1884)
1863 1868 Indirect elections  
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
(1942–)
29 January 2000 24 December 2000 Directly designated  
Hugo Chávez
(1999–2002)
Fifth Republic Movement
  Adina Bastidas
(1943–)
24 December 2000 13 January 2002 Directly designated
Independent[2]
  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
(1963–)
14 April 2002 28 April 2002 Directly designated  
Hugo Chávez
(2002–2013)
Fifth Republic Movement
  José Vicente Rangel
(1929–)
28 April 2002 3 January 2007 Directly designated
Fifth Republic Movement
  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
  Elías Jaua
(1969–)
26 January 2010 13 October 2012 Directly designated
United Socialist Party
  Nicolás Maduro
(1962–)
13 October 2012 8 March 2013 Directly designated
United Socialist Party
  Jorge Arreaza
(1973–)
8 March 2013 6 January 2016 Directly designated  
Nicolás Maduro
(2013–)
United Socialist Party
  Aristóbulo Istúriz
(1946–)
6 January 2016 4 January 2017 Directly designated
United Socialist Party
  Tareck El Aissami
(1974–)
4 January 2017 14 June 2018 Directly designated
United Socialist Party
  Delcy Rodríguez
(1969–)
14 June 2018 Incumbent Directly designated
United Socialist Party

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