On May 20 last year, Nicolas Maduro was re-elected President of Venezuela with 67.7 percent of the vote
This Thursday the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, will be sworn in before the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) for a second six-year term.
Maduro will assume a new term for which he has committed to "promote the changes that are needed in Venezuela, to defend the right to peace and respect for the Constitution."
On May 20 last year, Nicolás Maduro was re-elected president of Venezuela with 67.7 percent of the vote
The inauguration comes amid threats of military interventions and coups against the progressive government by the United States and its allies in Latin America. Maduro's new mandate also comes despite the economic war that has been unleashed against the Maduro government by the United States and its European allies using economic sanctions.
A day earlier, Maduro warned that his country was facing a coup attempt ordered by the Donald Trump administration and the so-called Lima Group, the anti-Venezuelan organization founded in 2016 and includes 14 American states who are led by right-wing governments.
All updates are in local Venezuelan time
Update 12:01 a.m.
Maduro has been sworn in for a second term
Update 11:41 a.m.
President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega has arrived at the hall of supreme court where President @NicolasMaduro will be sworn in. Nicaragua is another progressive government set to face similar sanctions as Venezuela does today.— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) January 10, 2019
live updates: https://t.co/Jwqd4iR0IN pic.twitter.com/Bh1GnVgj8x
Update 11:07 a.m.
Update 9:00 a.m.
Leaders of several countries of the world have already arrived to accompany the Head of State, including his counterparts in Cuba, Miguel Díaz Canel; of Bolivia, Evo Morales, and of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén.
High-profile delegations from Palestine, China, Turkey, and many Caribbean countries were arriving into the Supreme Court for the swearing-in event.
Update: 845 a.m.
Update 7:30 a.m.
"I thank my brothers @sanchezceren, @evoespueblo, and @DiazCanelB, for their visit and for their support on behalf of the ALBA countries to the people of Venezuela. We reaffirm our urgent commitment to make the dream of unity of the Great Homeland a reality."
Agradezco a mis hermanos @sanchezceren, @evoespueblo y @DiazCanelB, por su visita y respaldo en nombre de los países del ALBA al pueblo de Venezuela. Ratificamos nuestro impostergable compromiso por hacer realidad el sueño de unidad de la Patria Grande. pic.twitter.com/Y6vTLsPxDV— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) January 10, 2019
Cuba's @DiazCanelB: We are with #Maduro because like we said: "It's not possible to underestimate the great deployment of resources of our historical adversaries to prevent progressive and popular forces from remaining in government." #SomosCuba https://t.co/85uNMqe0ou— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) January 10, 2019