Maduro Inauguration: Nicolas Maduro sworn in as Venezuela president

Demonstrators ride on a truck while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas Venezuela

On Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for his second term in office.

The May 2018 polls were marred by an opposition boycott and vote-rigging claims. But Rodney Charles, a lawmaker in the country, says Trinidad refuses to label them "refugees", in order to toe the line with Maduro's government.

During the last few years, Padrino López has played a fundamental role in maintaining loyalty to the regime inside the barracks, even though the discontent within the Armed Forces has increased as the Venezuelan crisis deepens. Attendees of the ceremony included two longtime backers of the current Venezuelan administration, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel and Bolivian President Evo Morales.

"There are problems in Venezuela, like in any other country". For us, our interest has always been, and continues to be, that of the well-being of the people of Venezuela. Gleisi Hoffmann adds to divisions in Brazil's opposition in confronting new, far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Sputnik reported that the swearing-in ceremony took place inside the Supreme Court of Venezuela under Article 231 of the Venezuelan Constitution, as the National Assembly or the Parliament, which is controlled by the opposition, has been excluded from participating in the country's politics.

Why is Maduro's re-election controversial?

The 56-year-old leader first took office in 2013 after his predecessor Hugo Chavez died and will govern Venezuela for another six years. Past year the U.S.

Venezuela's splintered opposition movement has failed to counter the socialist party's dominance as Maduro's government has jailed or driven into exile its most popular leaders.

The US mission to the United Nations called the process an "insult to democracy".

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Presidents of Cuba, Bolivia and Nicaragua attended the inauguration to support Maduro.

Why has his government been criticised?

But there will be some long-time friends in attendance both from overseas and at home.

After donning the presidential sash - as well as a ceremonial gold chain bearing the key to the sarcophagus containing the remains of Venezuela's revolutionary leader Simon Bolivar - an ebullient Maduro turned to salute the crowd with a V-sign.

But an overreliance on oil - it accounts for about 95 per cent of its export earnings - left the country vulnerable when prices dropped in 2014.

The government is also increasingly struggling to get credit after it defaulted on some of its government bonds.

The International Monetary Fund predicts that Venezuela's economy will shrink by 5% next year, with inflation - which reached 1.35 million percent in 2018 - hitting a staggering 10 million percent.

Washington has sanctioned a number of individuals in Venezuela as it cranks up the pressure on the Maduro government it blames for the country's economic meltdown.

The United Nations says 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the country since 2015 because of economic hardship.

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