Yesterday afternoon, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, was declared the winner of the October 7th elections, with 55.26% of votes, keeping him for the fourth consecutive period until 2019.
During a ceremony held at the National Electoral Council (CNE), Hugo Chavez announced a restructuring of his cabinet with the appointment of his, until now, Foreign Minister, Nicolas Maduro, as new Vice President in replacement of Elias Jaua.
Just with a high school degree, Maduro began driving for the Caracas subway system; later he became a syndicalist and militant. He was part of the National Constituent Assembly that drafted a new constitution, deputy and head of the legislative until 2005. The following year he was called to assume the Foreign Ministry, where he became the man appointed to strengthen the relations with the countries which the United States looks with suspicion and distrust.