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  •  National constituent assembly's member Diosdado Cabello speaks during a session of the assembly at Palacio Federal Legislativo in Caracas, Venezuela.

    National constituent assembly's member Diosdado Cabello speaks during a session of the assembly at Palacio Federal Legislativo in Caracas, Venezuela. | Photo: Reuters

Published 19 June 2018

During the Tuesday Session of the ANC assembly member Cabello was appointed, with a unanimous decision, to replace Delcy Rodríguez.

The National Constituent Assembly (ANC) of Venezuela appointed Diosdado Cabello Tuesday as the new president of the body.

During the Tuesday Session of the ANC, assembly member Diosdado Cabello was appointed, with a unanimous decision, to replace the body’s former president Delcy Rodríguez, who was appointed by President Nicolás Maduro as Venezuela’s vice president last week as part of the renewal of the country’s cabinet following Maduro’s reelection in May.

Cabello was proposed by the Commission of Communal Councils, the Human Rights Commission and by the disability sector to then start the debate and be elected by absolute majority.

During his speech, the new designated president stressed that the body is a powerful institution filled with men and women who have an arduous task.

He highlighted the work of his predecessor, who carried out "the first phase of the Assembly with a task that for many was impossible, [which was] to establish the bases for peace in the country," in relation to the violent events registered during April 2017.

"The ANC must refine the strategies for the political and economic stability of the country, in order to match up" to the expectations of the Venezuelan people," said Cabello.

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