“In the name of those who have no voice, of mothers who cry, of political prisoners. In the name of Venezuela I swear to fulfill the duties of the President in charge”, this is how Juan Guaidó was sworn in as the President in charge of Venezuela, in the hemicycle of the Federal Legislative Palace.
At approximately 11:45 a.m., in the first ordinary and legitimate session of the National Assembly (NA) corresponding to the 2020-2021 period, held this Tuesday, January 7th, the first Vice President of the Legislative Branch, Juan Pablo Guanipa, swore in Guaidó as acting National President, in a session with the required quorum.
At 8:30 am the President of Venezuela and re-elected member of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, arrived at the headquarters of the Acción Democrática party in the La Florida sector of the city of Caracas to hold a meeting with the 100 deputies prior to the first ordinary session.
After 9 a.m. he left in a caravan with the deputies, on the way to the Federal Legislative Palace, nearby, a picket line of the police of the Libertador municipality was waiting for them. They tried to prevent the passage, but they did not succeed.
The tour continued to the western entrance of the National Assembly where the deputies struggled and suffered attacks by the regime’s paramilitary groups against those who were trying to enter the Federal Legislative Palace, in the face of and with the complicity of the National Guard.
In spite of the aggressions, Guaidó, the Board of Directors of the NA and the deputies entered and began the ordinary session as it had been called by the Secretariat of the Parliament.