January 23, 2018 / 7:27 PM / in 4 months

Venezuela's Maduro: Will seek re-election if Socialist Party wants

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday he would stand for re-election in the next presidential election if the ruling Socialist Party asked him too.

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends a military parade for the transmission of National Guard command in Caracas, Venezuela January 16, 2018. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

“I’m ready to be a candidate,” he told reporters.

Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Brian Ellsworth and Grant McCool

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