National Unity Platform (NUP) leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has been the subject of social media debate after he said he was honored to met ‘wrong’ Venezuela president Juan Guaido.
So, who exactly is Juan Guaido?
Here’s a look at his life and times, so far:
Real name: Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez
Date of birth: July 28, 1983
Place of birth: La Guaira, Venezuela
Parents: Pilot Wilmer and Teacher Norka Guaido
2000: Earned a diploma in 2000
2007: Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering (Andres Hello Catholic University)
2007: Led protests against renewal of RCTV broadcasting license and engaged in protests against Chavez constitutional reforms
Postgraduate qualifications from George Washington University and Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion.
Wife: Journalist Fabiana Rosales
2009: One of the founders of Popular Will Political party
2010: Elected alternate national deputy in parliamentary elections
2014: Popular Will national coordinator
2015: Went on hunger strike demanding parliamentary elections roadmap
2015: Won full National Assembly seat representing Vargas
2017: Named head of National Assembly Comptroller’s Commission
2018: Named leader of opposition and majority in National Assembly
2019: Jailed Main opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez named Guiado Popular Will party leader
January 2019: National Assembly declared Guaido acting president
EU, US and Britain recognize Guaido as rightful Venezuela president
December 2020: Guaido loses National Assembly leader role in parliamentary elections
January 2021: EU stops recognizing Guaido as acting Venezuela president