Instead, the government has asked the country’s legislature to examine a possible reform:
Chavez, who revamped the country's intelligence structure by decree last month, said he scrapped the law and will ask the National Assembly to draw up a new proposal…
Lawmaker Cilia Flores, who is the president of the National Assembly, said there isn't a timeline for when the new intelligence law will be approved.
“This will be a new bill, with arguments, where we'll put together the President's observations,'' she said (on Tuesday) in comments broadcast by state television.
Numerous analysts have viewed Chavez as “flip-flopping” based not only on the intelligence issue but also his recent comments on Colombian guerillas. Several factors have been cited for this including a drop in his popularity and the need to avoid losing in this November’s local elections.
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Sources- Voice of America, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Latin Americanist, Washington Post, Associated Press