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Encyclopedia > Pedro Carmona
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This page concerns the president of Venezuela for two days in 2002. For the ex-mayor of a small town in Oaxaca, see Pedro Carmona (Oaxaca).
Pedro Carmona
Pedro Carmona

In office
April 12, 2002 – April 13, 2002
Preceded by Hugo Chávez
Succeeded by Diosdado Cabello

Born July 6, 1941
Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela

Pedro Carmona Estanga (born 1941 in Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela) is a former Venezuelan trade organization leader who was briefly declared President of Venezuela during an abortive 2002 military coup against Hugo Chávez. He occupied the office of President from April 12 to April 13.[1][2][3][4][5][6] After the coup failed, Carmona, wanted by the authorities for illegal usurpation of power[7], escaped house arrest, fled to Colombia and later surfaced in Miami. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Catedral de Santo Domingo The Free and Sovereign State of Oaxaca or simply Oaxaca   is one of the 31 states of Mexico, located in the southern part of Mexico, west of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. ... This article concerns an ex-mayor of a small town in Oaxaca. ... Image File history File links Carmonaestanga. ... List of Presidents of Venezuela José Antonio Páez (1830-1835) José María Vargas (1835-1837) Carlos Soublette (1837-1839) José Antonio Páez (1839-1843) Carlos Soublette (1843-1847) José Tadeo Monagas (1847-1851) José Gregorio Monagas (1851-1855) José Tadeo Monagas (1855-1858) Julián Castro (1858... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... April 13 is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (IPA: ) (born July 28, 1954) is the 53rd[1] and current President of Venezuela. ... Diosdado Cabello Rondón (born April 15, 1963) is a Venezuelan politician. ... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... Barquisimeto is the capital city of the State of Lara located in west central Venezuela, halfway between Caracas and Maracaibo on the Turbio River. ... Lara State Anthem State motto: none Location within Venezuela Created (given current status) 1901 State capital Barquisimeto Area    â€¢% 19,800 km² 2. ... This article is about the year. ... Barquisimeto is the capital city of the State of Lara located in west central Venezuela, halfway between Caracas and Maracaibo on the Turbio River. ... Lara may refer to: English meaning Famous Places: Lara State, a Venezuelan state. ... List of Presidents of Venezuela José Antonio Páez (1830-1835) José María Vargas (1835-1837) Carlos Soublette (1837-1839) José Antonio Páez (1839-1843) Carlos Soublette (1843-1847) José Tadeo Monagas (1847-1851) José Gregorio Monagas (1851-1855) José Tadeo Monagas (1855-1858) Julián Castro (1858... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (IPA: ) (born July 28, 1954) is the 53rd[1] and current President of Venezuela. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... April 13 is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... In justice and law, house arrest is the situation where a person is confined (by the authorities) to his or her residence. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ...


During violent clashes between pro- and anti-Chávez supporters on April 11, 2002, Lucas Rincón Romero, commander-in-chief of the Venezuelan armed forces, falsely announced in a broadcast to a nationwide audience that Chávez had tendered his resignation from the presidency[citation needed]. While Chávez was brought to a military base and held there, military leaders appointed Carmona as the transitional President of Venezuela, following mass protests and a general strike by his opponents.[8] April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The President of Venezuela (Spanish: Presidente de Venezuela) is the English political nomenclature that designates both the head of state and head of government of Venezuela. ...


In the face of crowds of supporters taking to the streets and under pressure from some quarters of the military,[9] Carmona was removed by civil authorities and Chávez was restored to office. During Carmona's 36-hour government, military officers continued to hold Chávez against his will and attempted to force his exile. Additionally, security forces conducted raids without warrants and took some Chávez supporters into custody illegally, including National Assembly deputy Tarek William Saab, a member of the Chavez-aligned MVR, who was taken into protective custody by security forces after a large crowd had gathered around his home, threatening him and his family. He was held incommunicado for several hours.[10] Tarek William Saab Halabi (El Tigre, Anzoátegui 1963) is an Arab-Venezuelan politician, lawyer and poet. ...


Prior to the overthrow and his subsequent exile, Carmona was president of Fedecámaras (the Venezuelan Federation of Chambers of Industry and Commerce), Venezuela's largest business-owners association. Fundada en 1944, Fedecámaras nace con el objetivo principal de defender y promocionar la libre Empresa, defendiendo el desarrollo y la diversificación de la economía nacional, basado en el sistema de la empresa privada y de la libre iniciativa, dentro de un orden jurídico que provea...


See also

The Carmona Decree, coloquially referred as el carmonazo is a document redacted by interim President of Venezuela Pedro Carmona Estanga on April 12, 2002. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

References

  1. ^ news.bbc.co.uk: Election pledge for Venezuela. URL last accessed August 13, 2006.
  2. ^ news.bbc.co.uk: Intermin president sworn in. URL last accessed August 13, 2006.
  3. ^ news.bbc.co.uk: Venezuela's political disarray. URL last accessed August 13, 2006.
  4. ^ news.bbc.co.uk: Profile: Pedro Carmona. URL last accessed August 13, 2006.
  5. ^ Luz-aldia.com. URL last accessed August 13, 2006.
  6. ^ English.people.com.cn. URL last accessed August 13, 2006.
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ ww.pgs.org. URL last accessed October 29, 2006.
  9. ^ news.bbc.co.uk: Analysis: After the would-be coup. URL last accessed October 29, 2006.
  10. ^ United States Department. Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2002; released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Dated: March 31, 2003. URL last accessed August 13, 2006.

External links

  • BBC: Venezuelan coup leader given asylum
  • CBS: Venezuelan Coup Leader Exits
  • Latin Business Chronicle: Pedro Carmona: Actions, Not Words
  • BBC Mundo: Pedro Carmona, presidente por un día (Spanish)
  • Venezuela's Attorney General Office requests formal charges of civilian rebellion against Pedro Carmona Estanga

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Pedro Carmona, Presiden Sementara Venezuela - 13/04/2002, 12:37 WIB - KOMPAS Cyber Media - Luar Negeri (515 words)
Pengusaha Venezuela Pedro Carmona diambil sumpahnya dalam pelantikannya sebagai presiden sementara dari suatu pemerintah sementara Venezuela yang dipimpin sipil.
Carmona, yang ditunjuk sebagai presiden sementara dengan dukungan militer setelah angkatan bersenjata menggulingkan presiden terpilih Hugo Chavez pada Jumat pagi, tidak akan diijinkan untuk ikut dalam pemilihan presiden, demikian menurut suatu dekrit yang dibacakan oleh seorang jurubicara pemerintah sementara Venezuela.
Setelah upacara pengambilan sumpah sebagai presiden itu, Carmona mengatakan kepada para pendukungnya yang berteriak-teriak gembira bahwa apa yang disebutnya sebagai "gaya otoriter Chavez" saat ini sudah benar-benar berakhir.
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Carmona's announcement prompted William Lara, the leader of the dissolved National Assembly and a member of Chavez's Fifth Republic political party, to say Carmona was not the legitimate president.
Carmona is seeking to preserve his two-day old government by blunting criticism that he and the military committed a coup d'etat, doing away with the country's democratic institutions.
Carmona and his staff were evacuated to the Fuerte Tiuna military base south of Caracas, where he was under the protection of soldiers loyal to the interim government.
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