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Omar Enrique Barboza Gutiérrez (born 27 July 1944 in Maracaibo)[1] is the president[2] of the Venezuelan political party Un Nuevo Tiempo ("A New Era"), in opposition to Nicolás Maduro.

Omar Barboza
9th President of the National Assembly of Venezuela
In office
5 January 2018 – 5 January 2019
Preceded byJulio Borges
Succeeded byJuan Guaidó
Personal details
Omar Enrique Barboza Gutiérrez

(1944-07-27) July 27, 1944 (age 75)
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Political partyUn Nuevo Tiempo
Other political
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,[3] 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."


Political offices
Preceded by
Julio Borges
President of the National Assembly of Venezuela
Succeeded by
Juan Guaidó