Despite US Interventionism, Venezuela’s Maduro Sworn In for 2nd Presidential Term

Nicolas Maduro was sworn in at Venezuela’s Supreme Court for a second six-year term after winning the election of May 2018 with 67 percent of the vote.

Venezuela President Maduro began his second term in office Thursday after he was sworn in at the country’s supreme court as several world leaders and delegations from around the globe attended the event. 

Maduro assumes a new term for which he has committed to “promote the changes that are needed in Venezuela, to defend the right to peace and respect for the Constitution.”

On May 20 last year, Nicolás Maduro was re-elected president of Venezuela with 67.7 percent of the vote.

The inauguration comes amid threats of military interventions and coups against the progressive government by the United States and its allies in Latin America. Maduro’s new mandate also comes despite the economic war that has been unleashed against the Maduro government by the United States and its European allies using economic sanctions.

A day earlier, Maduro warned that his country was facing a coup attempt ordered by the Donald Trump administration and the so-called Lima Group, the anti-Venezuelan organization founded in 2016 and includes 14 American states who are led by right-wing governments.

Source URL: Telesur English