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Maduro sworn in for new presidential term in Venezuela

11 Jan 2019, 00:50 ( 4 Months ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds a small copy of the constitution as he gives a speech during the presidential inauguration ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 10, 2019. Photo Xinhua.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in before the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to begin a new six-year term on Thursday.

   Maduro told the president of the TSJ, Maikel Moreno, that he swore on behalf of the people of Venezuela and that he would fulfill and enforce all constitutional mandates to "seek to defend the independence and absolute integrity of the country."

   After the inauguration ceremony, the president said the ceremony "was a peace step for the country."