The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, turns 60 this Wednesday, November 23, and celebrates it with the Bolivarian people in joy, expressing his satisfaction with the love and support expressed by the men and women of the Homeland of Simón Bolívar:
“The 60s are here! And I couldn’t be happier on this day for all the love and blessings that the brave people of Venezuela express to me at all times. Without a doubt, this is the best gift I can have! Thank you!” said the Head of State.
Nicolás Maduro was born in the populous El Valle parish on November 23, 1962, the son of Teresa Moros and Nicolás Maduro García. He grew up in a family from Caracas, he finished his high school studies at the Ávalos high school.
Later, this young man with revolutionary impetus joins the ranks of the Socialist League party during his high school years. He became a union leader, becoming a member of the board of directors of the Caracas Metro (Subway) system, and was a founder of the new Caracas Metro Worker’s Union (SITRAMECA).
He was a member of the Bolivarian Revolutionary Movement 200 (MBR-200). He founded the Bolivarian Workers Force (FBT). In the 90’s he was part of the Fifth Republic Movement, MVR.
In 1999 he is elected by popular vote as a deputy to the Constituent Assembly, which drafted the new Constitution. That same year, he was again elected as a deputy to the National Assembly of Venezuela in 2000, a position in which he was reelected in the legislative elections of 2005, being appointed president of the parliament shortly after.
In 2006 he was the highest representative of the Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs. A defender of the entry of the nation into MERCOSUR, as well as the foundation and promotion of important regional spaces such as UNASUR and CELAC.
On October 10, 2012, following the presidential election, he was appointed as Executive Vice President. On March 8, 2013, after the decease of Hugo Chávez, he was invested as interim president, in a swearing-in ceremony held in the hemicycle of the Federal Legislative Palace. By Friday, April 19, 2013, after the presidential elections, he was inaugurated as the new constitutional president of Venezuela.
In new presidential elections, on May 21, 2018, he was re-elected as president until 2025, to date he has directed the reins of the country in resilience, despite unilateral coercive measures, the financial blockade and the COVID-19 pandemic, his leadership has been characterized by resistance, by love for the people, he has guaranteed economic and social policies to make all Venezuelans move forward.
“The 60’s are here! And I couldn’t be happier on this day for all the love and blessings that the brave people of Venezuela express to me at all times. Without a doubt, this is the best gift I can have! Thank you!”
– Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) November 23, 2022