January 23, 2018 / 7:35 PM / 4 months ago

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 gestures as he arrives with his wife Cilia Flores for an event with women at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela January 19, 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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