The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, proposed legislator Carlos Escarrá as Comptroller General of the Republic, in compliance with Article 249 of the Venezuelan Constitution.
Through a letter sent to the National Assembly, Chávez proposed Escarrá to become the government’s senior-most anti-corruption official, a request that was approved by the majority of the assembly’s members.
The newly-appointed comptroller general said on Tuesday that he was committed to defending the interests of Venezuela and that he assumes his new responsibility with revolutionary and socialist conviction.
“The Office of the Comptroller General defends the homeland precisely from attacks. People of Venezuela, Venezuelan men and women: be sure that this soldier will defend the interests of the homeland,” he emphasized.
The majority of the legislators defended and highlighted Escarra’s experience as an attorney, political scientist, professor, advisor, and revolutionary.
AVN / Press Office – Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / August 31, 2011
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