Maduro will be sworn in as acting president on Friday
Speaker of the National Assembly Diosdado Cabello said the swearing-in will take place Friday at 7:00 pm, to comply with the provisions of the Constitution. He added Nicolás Maduro shall call a new election to choose the next head of state
Cabello convened a special session of the National Assembly in the Hall of Honor of the Military Academy of Venezuela to hold the swearing-in ceremony.
Cabello added Maduro shall call a new election to choose the next head of state.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.