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Maduro sworn in as Venezuelan president

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Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as president of Venezuela on Friday, taking the oath of office in the memory of the late Hugo Chavez to cheers in the National Assembly.

"I swear it before the eternal memory of the supreme commander," he said after being read the oath by National Assembly speaker Diosdado Cabello.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/maduro-sworn-venezuelan-president