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‘I’ll shave it off!’ Venezuelan President sets himself mustache challenge

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro promised to shave his moustache if his government doesn’t meet a deadline for completing 1 million houses

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has given himself a strange challenge, one that involves his infamous moustache.

Earlier this week, the leader promised to shave his moustache if his government doesn’t meet a deadline for completing the infrastructure of one million houses by 2016.

The pledge was made in specific reference to those who lost their homes in the aftermath of heavy flooding in 2010.

“I’ll make a bet. If we don’t deliver 1 million homes by December 31, I’ll cut off my mustache,” Maduro said according to the The Washington Post.

The housing project which was initiated by late President Hugo Chavez, who was said to have delivered 2,520 apartments for families across the region.

So far, there has been a confirmed 137,106 houses built with ongoing attempts for the Venezuelan government to initiate over three million homes by 2019 in hopes of closing the country’s housing deficit.

Maduro also promised that the fluctuation in oil prices will not affect the funding to social aid programs just ahead of the legislative elections commecing next month, Russia Today reported.