Caracas, Venezuela.- The president of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), Maykel Moreno, today sworn in Nicolás Maduro as Venezuela”s head of state for the constitutional period 2019-2025.
The swearing-in takes place before the TSJ given that the National Assembly is in contempt of court since 2016 and, therefore, its acts are null, Moreno confirmed.
In that sense, Article 231 of the Constitution applies, according to which the elected candidate will take office as President of the Republic on January 10 of the first year of his constitutional term, by oath before the National Assembly. If, for whatever reason, the President of the Republic could not take possession before the National Assembly, he will do so before the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ).
For his new presidential term, the Venezuelan head of state was elected with 67.84 percent of the votes in the elections held on May 20, 2018.