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|29th Vice President of Venezuela|
|Assumed office |
14 June 2018
Disputed since 11 January 2019
|Preceded by||Tareck El Aissami|
|President of the Constituent Assembly|
4 August 2017 – 14 June 2018
|Preceded by||Luis Miquilena (1999)|
|Succeeded by||Diosdado Cabello|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
26 December 2014 – 21 June 2017
|Preceded by||Rafael Ramírez|
|Succeeded by||Samuel Moncada|
|Minister of Popular Power for Communication and Information|
3 August 2013 – 13 October 2014
|Preceded by||Ernesto Villegas|
|Succeeded by||Jacqueline Faria|
Delcy Eloína Rodríguez Gómez
18 May 1969
|Political party||United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) (until 2018) |
Movement We Are Venezuela (MSV) (from 2018)
|Relatives||Jorge Rodríguez (brother)|
Delcy Eloína Rodríguez Gómez (born 18 May 1969) is a Venezuelan politician who has been Vice President of Venezuela since 14 June 2018. She was also Minister of Popular Power for Communication and Information of Venezuela from 2013 to 2014, Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2014 to 2017 and President of the Constituent Assembly of Venezuela from 4 August 2017 to 14 June 2018. She is the target of multiple international sanctions.
Rodríguez is the daughter of Jorge Antonio Rodríguez—who was the founder of the leftist party Socialist League—and Delcy Gómez. She has a brother, Jorge Jesús Rodríguez, who served as Mayor of Caracas, and also served as Vice President.
She held several posts during the course of the Chavez administration: as International Affairs Director in the Ministry of Energy and Mines, in 2003; as Vice-minister for European Affairs in 2005; serving from February–August 2006 as the Minister for Presidential Affairs and the following year as General Coordinator to the Vice-President of Venezuela, both of which roles she held while her brother occupied the office of Vice President of the Republic. She was the Minister for Presidential Affairs in 2006. Similarly, she was Vice Minister for Europe at the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Relations. She also served as the General Coordinator to the Vice President of Venezuela. According to a profile published in the daily Tal Cual, Rodriguez pursued a concentration in labor law in Paris, France, taught at UCV and was a member of the Venezuelan Association of Labor Lawyers.
Since 2016, Rodriguez has been an outspoken defender of Venezuelan government domestic actions in the face of calls from Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States, to suspend Venezuelan membership in the organization for violating the OAS Democratic Charter. On 21 June 2017, Rodriguez left her post to run for the Constituent National Assembly. President Maduro accepted her resignation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was succeeded by Samuel Moncada.
On 14 June 2018, President Maduro named Rodríguez to be Vice President of Venezuela. She also became the head official of the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN), Venezuela's intelligence agency, as it is dependent on the office of the vice presidency.
Rodríguez has been sanctioned by several countries and is banned from entering neighboring Colombia. The Colombian government maintains a list of people banned from entering Colombia or subject to expulsion; as of January 2019, the list had 200 people with a "close relationship and support for the Nicolás Maduro regime".
Shortly after being named Vice President of Venezuela, Rodríguez was one of eleven officials sanctioned by the European Union on 25 June 2018, with her assets frozen and a travel ban issued against her after she "undermined democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela".
The Mexican Senate froze the assets of officials of the Maduro administration, including Delcy Rodríguez, and prohibited them from entering Mexico on 20 April 2018.
Historian and deputy foreign minister Samuel Moncada will replace her, President Nicolas Maduro said, announcing the diplomatic shake-up in a speech on state TV.
| Minister of Foreign Affairs
Title last held byLuis Miquilena (1999)
| President of the
Constituent Assembly of Venezuela
Tareck El Aissami
| Vice President of Venezuela
|New office|| Member of the Constituent Assembly of Venezuela for the municipality of Libertador, Caracas