|9th President of the National Assembly of Venezuela|
5 January 2018 – 5 January 2019
|Preceded by||Julio Borges|
|Succeeded by||Juan Guaidó|
Omar Enrique Barboza Gutiérrez
July 27, 1944
|Political party||Un Nuevo Tiempo|
|Democratic Unity Roundtable|
In February 2009 a constitutional amendment to remove term limits on public offices in Venezuela was approved 54% of voters in the 2009 Venezuelan constitutional referendum. Barboza said "We're democrats. We accept the results," to The Associated Press, but claimed that the results were skewed by Hugo Chávez's broad use of state resources to win the vote, through state-run news media, political pressure on 2 million public employees and frequent presidential speeches (cadenas) which all television stations in Venezuela are required to air, and added that "Effectively this will become a dictatorship."
- (in Spanish) ¿Quién es Omar Barboza, el nuevo presidente de la Asamblea Nacional?
- (in Spanish) Comando Angostura: El llamado es a votar el 15 de febrero[permanent dead link] (Spanish, visited February 21, 2009)
- The Associated Press - Chavez wins vote to scrap term limits in Venezuela (visited February 21, 2009) Archived February 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
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