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.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."