Nicolás Maduro is Venezuela’s new President
The President-Elect of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, vowed to live up to the legacy of deceased President Hugo Chávez and said there are some trying to undermine the institutions and infringe on the wish of the majority of Venezuelans.
“I am the son of Chávez, I am a ‘chavista’, I am the first ‘chavista’ president after Hugo Chávez Frías and I will fulfill his legacy of protecting the humble, the poor, protecting the nation, caring for independence, of building socialism,” Maduro said.
After being declared the winner of Sunday’s elections Maduro said “the majority is the majority and must be respected.” “Anyone who tries to infringe on the majority in a democracy is staging or calling for a coup d’etat.”
The National Electoral Council said Maduro got 50,75 percent of the votes (7’563.747) and Henrique Capriles, 48,97 percent (7’298.491).