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ELECTION 2013

Nicolás Maduro sworn in as Venezuelan president

The daughter of late President Hugo Chávez, María Gabriela Chávez, along with Speaker of National Assembly (AN) Diosdado Cabello, put the presidential sash on Maduro

The daughter of late President Hugo Chávez, María Gabriela Chávez, along with Diosdado Cabello, put the presidential sash on Maduro (TV screen capture)
EL UNIVERSAL
Friday April 19, 2013  02:22 PM
At 2:05 pm Nicolás Maduro was sworn in by Speaker of National Assembly (AN) Diosdado Cabello as the President of Venezuela.

"I swear in front of this Constitution approved by the people; I swear this April 19 for the everlasting legacy, for redeeming Christ, in Him and for Him, for the people of Venezuela and in memoriam of the supreme commander, Hugo Chávez," answered Maduro to the oath as he promised to proceed with socialism to "afford our people the supreme happiness."

Diosdado Cabello administered the oath, invoking both Liberator Simón Bolivar and late President Hugo Chávez. The daughter of late President Hugo Chávez, María Gabriela Chávez, along with Cabello, put the presidential sash on Maduro.

Shortly afterwards, the National Anthem sung by the deceased president was played outside the parliament. The choir of "Patria querida" (My beloved homeland) would be also heard.

At the beginning of the ceremony, Cabello regretted that a sector of the country did not know that election "is just won or lost."

As regards the opposition, he said that it is interested, rather than winning the election, in "taking hold of a country."

"Happily, today, April 19, the day of the homeland, Nicolás Maduro, elected in democratic, free and transparent voting, has been sworn in."

In front of over 30 Heads of Government, Cabello maintained that in Venezuela "there is a true, strengthened democracy" and "more and more conscious Venezuelans."

@ocarinaespinoza.



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