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Venezuela’s Maduro reshuffles cabinet

A handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency shows Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaking during a televised announcement from the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on September 6, 2020. (Photo by AFP)

Jesus Silva
Press TV, Caracas

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro appointed eight new ministers in his cabinet, saying the move can improve his government’s efficiency. Agriculture, Information, Women, Youth, were among departments that now has new ministers. 

The decision comes as the ruling socialist party prepares itself to win the upcoming parliamentary elections. Meanwhile opposition parties are weakened due to internal division among members.

Observers say if Maduro’s party wins the upcoming vote, it can take back the control of the parliament from the opposition. 

However the opposition says these changes are not enough. 

At the moment Venezuela is struggling with US sanctions and COVID-19 at the same time. But experts believe Maduro’s government is well established to deal with the situation. 

Maduro has said he wants his cabinet to be fit for better serving the Venezuelans. He also said the reshuffle can help his party to win December's Legislative elections which will be held despite US pressures to call it off. 

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