Nicolás Maduro

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Nicolás Maduro
Maduro en el Congreso peruano.jpg
President of Venezuela
Assumed office
19 April 2013
Interim: 5 March – 19 April 2013
Vice President Jorge Arreaza
Preceded by Hugo Chávez
Vice President of Venezuela
In office
13 October 2012 – 5 March 2013
President Hugo Chávez
Preceded by Elías Jaua
Succeeded by Jorge Arreaza
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
9 August 2006 – 15 January 2013
President Hugo Chávez
Preceded by Alí Rodríguez Araque
Succeeded by Elías Jaua
President of the National Assembly
In office
January 2005 – 7 August 2006
Preceded by Francisco Ameliach
Succeeded by Cilia Flores
Member of the National Assembly
In office
August 2000 – 7 August 2006
Member of the National Constituent Assembly
In office
August 1999 – August 2000
Personal details
Born Nicolás Maduro Moros
23 November 1962 (1962-11-23) (age 54)
Caracas, Venezuela
Political party Fifth Republic Movement (before 2007)
United Socialist Party (2007–present)
Spouse(s) Cilia Flores
Religion Roman Catholicism
Signature

Nicolás Maduro Moros (born 23 November 1962) is a Venezuelan politician who has been the interim President of Venezuela since 2013. He previously was the Vice President of Venezuela and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Maduro became interim President following the death of Hugo Chávez.

On 14 April 2013, Maduro was elected President of Venezuela, narrowly defeating Henrique Capriles, with 1.5% of the vote separating the two candidates. Capriles demanded a recount, refusing to recognize the outcome as valid.[1]

Maduro was born on 23 November 1962 in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro was raised as a Roman Catholic, and his paternal family ancestry is of Sephardic Jewish origin.[2] He is married to Cilia Flores. Before Maduro became a politician, he was a bus driver in Caracas.

In 2013, Maduro denied rumors of homophobia. He stated that if he were gay he would "shout it to the four winds". He said that "I would have no problem loving whoever I had to love with my heart". He also stated that the Chávez government had supported LGBT rights starting from 14 years ago, promoting inclusion and non-discrimination.[3][4]

In March 2016, Maduro endorsed United States senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States.[5]

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