Maduro sworn in for new President term

Added On January 12, 2019


Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in for a second term as Venezuela’s President. 

World News has the details. 


At an inauguration ceremony on Thursday, Maduro was sworn in before the Supreme Court of Justice to begin a new six-year term.

He said he would fulfill and enforce all constitutional mandates to "seek to defend the independence and absolute integrity of the country." 

(SOUNDBITE, Spanish) NICOLAS MADURO, President of Venezuela

"Well, here I am. I have abided by the Constitution, it is certified, my oath, and from today, I assume the presidency of the Republic, for the second term, elected by the people, 2019-2025." 

Maduro also recalled that the 2018 elections were done "in spite of an international conspiracy to boycott the elections and delegitimize the institutional processes." 

(SOUNDBITE, Spanish) NICOLAS MADURO, President of Venezuela: "And they have tried to turn a formal, protocol-based, legal, constitutional, peaceful inauguration into a world war against our country.” 

 Maduro was elected with 67.84 percent of the votes.