denied having accused the Government and requested an audience with Chavez to 'clarify' his statement
The banker said: 'As I have said, because I have seen is the Internet, I did not live. I am extremely surprised that the President has said what he said. He said something like I've been encouraging the destabilization of four financial institutions at all I have indicated to the Government, by contrast, have praised the good performance that financial authorities have had before this mini-crisis'.
However, in statements made to newspaper El Mundo Economics and Business, Mezerhane said: 'The Federal Bank survived the run on funds from the previous day, organized by people linked to laboratories and government. "
Mezerhane said on Sunday it is ready for talks with President Chavez, to clarify various situations.
'I am waiting, if he (Hugo Chávez) wishes to talk, to clarify many things present and past with a view to a better future, "he said.
Faced with accusations of Mezerhane, President of the Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez Frías, on Saturday asked the Attorney General's Office investigate the statements issued by the Federal Bank President, regarding the 'situation created in several banks was organized by laboratories, and also by people linked to the government. "
During the working meeting of the Economic Vice Presidency, held on Saturday 19 December at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, the chief of state stressed that such statements were made to the national daily economics and business.
'He (Mezerhane) would have to explain why it is also a banker who is saying this and must have proof, "added Chavez.
He noted that call the Attorney General of the Republic, Luisa Ortega Diaz, to open a research process on these statements, which considered extremely serious and irresponsible, especially coming from a president of a bank has had serious problems.
'This is over the coming days, those in public institutions to assist private banks such as Federal, "the Venezuelan president spoke.
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