Hand-Picked Chavez Successor Makes Twitter Debut

RIA Novosti
Sunday 17th March, 2013

PUEBLA, March 17 (RIA Novosti) – Venezuela’s Acting President Nicolas Maduro opened his official Twitter account on Sunday, gaining some 100,000 followers within the first hour. “Today we have Homeland. Long Live Bolivar! Long Live Chavez!” Maduro wrote in his first message in his profile @ NicolasMaduro. Before this, Maduro, who previously held the post of Venezuela’s vice-president and whom the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez handpicked as his successor shortly before his death, had no social media accounts. Chavez was an active user of his Twitter microblog, which …

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