Juan Guaidó

Juan Guaidó
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President of Venezuela
Assumed office
23 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
Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez

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

Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez (Venezuelan Spanish pronunciation: [hwaŋ heˈɾaɾðo ɣwai̯ˈðo ˈmaɾ.kes] (About this soundlisten); born 28 July 1983)[2] is a Venezuelan politician who is the President of the National Assembly of Venezuela and is recognized as acting President of Venezuela by 54 governments.[3] He is a member of the centrist social-democratic Popular Will party, and serves as a federal deputy to the National Assembly, representing the state of Vargas.

Guaidó took a public oath to serve as acting President on 23 January 2019, contesting the leadership of Nicolás Maduro. AP News reported that "familiar geopolitical sides" had formed in the 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis, with allies Russia, China, Iran, Syria, and Cuba supporting Maduro, and the US, Canada, and most of Western Europe supporting Guaidó.[4][5] His position on holding the acting presidency is based on an interpretation of Article 233 of the Constitution of Venezuela. The Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) rejected the National Assembly decisions,[6] while the Supreme Tribunal of Justice of Venezuela in exile welcomed him as acting president.[7]

Shortly after Guaidó became President of the National Assembly, he was briefly detained by authorities.[8] He has also been prohibited from leaving the country, has had his assets frozen, is the subject of a probe into accusations that he helped foreign countries interfere in internal matters,[9] and faces threats and intimidation from the Maduro administration in Venezuela. He has launched Plan País (a plan for the country), an amnesty law for military personnel and authorities who help to restore constitutional order, supported attempts to deliver humanitarian aid to the country, gained control of overseas assets, and appointed diplomats recognized by other countries. As of March, more than 80% of Venezuelans support him in polls as acting president,[10] and he has an overall approval rating of 61%.[11] He was named to Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world for 2019.[12]

Early life and education

Part of a large family,[a] and of modest origins,[1] Guaidó was raised in a middle-class home; his parents are Wilmer and Norka.[15] His father was an airline pilot[b] and his mother, a teacher.[13] One grandfather was a sergeant of the Venezuelan National Guard while another grandfather was a captain in the Venezuelan Navy.[16]

Guaidó lived through the 1999 Vargas tragedy which left his family temporarily homeless;[2] he lost friends and his school.[17] The tragedy, according to his colleagues, influenced his political views after the then-new government of Hugo Chávez allegedly provided ineffective response to the disaster.[18] He said, "I saw that if I wanted a better future for my country I had to roll up my sleeves and give my life to public service."[17] He earned his high school diploma in 2000[19] and earned his undergraduate degree in 2007 in industrial engineering from Andrés Bello Catholic University. He also completed two postgraduate programs in public administration at George Washington University in the United States and at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración in Caracas.[2][19]

He is married to Fabiana Rosales, a journalist,[20] and they have one daughter.[21]

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