Q&A: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Palast: If they voted, would you accept their vote?

Chávez: Yes, democratically, yes. If I commit a felony, and the General Attorney accuses me in front of the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court finds merit in the case, and the National Assembly orders my resignation, then I would accept. I would have to leave the presidency, how could I resist? This is about the normal behaviour of democratic institutions, but there must be a solid background for this to happen.