Juan Guaidó

Juan Guaidó
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Acting President of Venezuela
Disputed
Assumed office
11 January 2019
Disputed with Nicolás Maduro
Preceded byNicolás Maduro
10th President of the National Assembly of Venezuela
Assumed office
5 January 2019
Preceded byOmar Barboza
Federal Deputy for Vargas
Assumed office
5 January 2016
Personal details
Born
Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez

(1983-07-28) 28 July 1983 (age 35)
La Guaira, Venezuela
Political partyVoluntad Popular
(Popular Will)
Spouse(s)Fabiana Rosales[1]
Children1 daughter
EducationAndrés Bello Catholic University
George Washington University
ProfessionEngineer

Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez (born 28 July 1983)[2] is a Venezuelan engineer and politician currently serving as the President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, in office since January 2019.[3] A member of the Popular Will party, he serves as a federal deputy representing the state of Vargas.

He was declared the interim President of Venezuela on 11 January 2019 by the National Assembly upon Nicolás Maduro being sworn in for a second term as president, although Maduro is still believed to be in power.[4][5][6]

Early life and education

One of eight children, Guaidó was raised in a middle-class home by his parents who were an airline pilot and a teacher.[7] One grandfather was a sergeant of the Venezuelan National Guard while another grandfather was a captain in the Venezuelan Navy.[8]

After living through the Vargas tragedy of 1999 which left his family temporarily homeless, Guaidó earned his high school diploma in 2000.[2][9] The tragedy, according to his colleagues, influenced his political views after the then-new government of Hugo Chávez provided ineffective response to the disaster.[10]

Guaidó later earned his professional license as an industrial engineer after graduating from the Andrés Bello Catholic University in 2007. Guaidó also did postgraduate studies at George Washington University in the United States and at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración.[9]

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