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Chavez to Name Cilia Flores as Venezuela’s Prosecutor General

January 31, 2012

Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said today that he will name Cilia Flores, the former president of Venezuela’s National Assembly and long-time ally, as the South American country’s new prosecutor general.

The former prosecutor general, Carlos Escarra, died of a heart attack Jan. 25.

--Editor: Robert Jameson

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