WORLD Maduro sworn in for new presidential term in Venezuela

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Maduro sworn in for new presidential term in Venezuela

Xinhua

07:04, January 11, 2019

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during the presidential inauguration ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 10, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

CARACAS, Jan. 10 (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."

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