Venezuelan President gets pushed at inaugural ceremony
The newly elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro began his innings as President with a security incident. While he was delivering the inaugural address, an onlooker by the name of Henry rushed to the podium, interrupting Maduro’s speech.
A visibly shaken President acknowledged the security breach and said, “He could have shot me here.” However, that did not deter the successor of Hugo Chavez to continue his address. The dramatic incident came as post-election tensions began to calm thanks to a promise by officials to audit the vote that put Maduro into power.
Before the inauguration, red-shirted supporters marched through the streets, shouting and blowing trumpets, to celebrate the swearing in of the former bus driver at the national assembly later today. Latin American leaders flew in to demonstrate their solidarity.