Juan Gerardo Guaido Marquez (Spanish. Juan Gerardo Guaido Marquez) – Venezuelan politician, acting. President of Venezuela. President of the National Assembly of Venezuela since January 5, 2019. Member of the People’s Will party, federal deputy from the state of Vargas since 2016.
On January 11, 2019, the National Assembly declared the acting president of Venezuela, since the previous president Maduro was recognized as a usurper. Opposition leader in Venezuela.
Place of Birth. Education. Born July 28, 1983 in La Guaira, Venezuela. One of eight children, Guaidó was raised in a middle-class home by his parents, an airline pilot and teacher. One grandfather was a sergeant in the Venezuelan National Guard, while the other was a captain in the Venezuelan Navy.
After surviving the 1999 Vargas State tragedy that left his family temporarily homeless, Guaidó completed his high school diploma in 2000. The tragedy, according to his colleagues, influenced his political views after the then-new government of Hugo Chávez gave an ineffective response to the disaster.
Guaidó later received a degree in industrial engineering from Andrés Bello Catholic University in 2007. Studied at George Washington University.
Political career. He took part in the student political movement. Guaido, along with other political figures, became the founder of the People’s Will party in 2009.
In the parliamentary elections in 2010, Guaidó was elected as an alternative federal deputy, was elected to the National Assembly in the parliamentary elections in 2015.
Political crisis in Venezuela. Since January 2019, Venezuela has been experiencing a new political crisis after Maduro was re-elected for a second term. January 6 opposition-controlled The Venezuelan parliament declared it illegal second term for President Maduro. The opposition chose Juan Guaidó as the new head of the country’s National Assembly, who vowed to fight against the “repressive system.”
On January 10, the United States announced that do not recognize an illegitimate inauguration dictator of Venezuela.
On January 15, the opposition Congress of Venezuela officially announced the President Nicholas Maduro usurper.
January 23, 2019 Juan Guaido at the rally, he declared himself acting president of Venezuela and took the oath. A few hours later, the United States, represented by President Donald Trump, recognized him as head of state. The opposition led by Guaido was also supported by Canada and the EU, as well as the countries of South America: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica and Guatemala, etc.
On January 30, 2019, the Venezuelan Supreme Court banned Juan Guaidó from leaving the country and froze his assets.
Ukraine recognizes Juana Guaido head of the only democratically elected body of power in Venezuela – the National Assembly, as well as the leader of the democratic opposition.
Family. Married, has a daughter.