In front of a group of leaders from different countries, among them Rafael Correa from Ecuador, and the absence of the 68 opposition deputies, Nicolas Maduro was inaugurated as President in charge of Venezuela, three days after the death of President Hugo Chavez.
“Do you swear on your honor, on your country, before the set powers … do you swear to accomplish and to fulfill this Constitution … and fight tirelessly for the thought, the work of our comrade, fellow President and the Supreme Leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, to strengthen more and more every day, to be consolidated more and more every day so that the people of Venezuela can shout from every corner of the country what is “, said Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Assembly.
“I swear in the name of the heroic memory of our peoples … of our liberators, the largest of them, Simon Bolivar … I swear in the name of absolute loyalty to the Commander Hugo Chavez, that we shall meet and enforce the Bolivarian Constitution with the heavy hand of a people willing to be free. I swear it, “Maduro said, while raising the Magna Carta on his right hand.
It is important to note that only hours earlier, when the funerals were being held, yesterday, the Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice ruled that before the death of the president, Hugo Chavez, “the vice president becomes acting president” and elections might be convened with Maduro as a presidential candidate.