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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Race To Succeed Hugo Chavez

Venezuela's opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles waves to supporters during a rally in Carora,  Lara State,  Venezuela, Sunday, March 24, 2013.  Capriles will run against a the late president Hugo Chavez'  hand-picked successor  Nicolas Maduro on April 14. (Ariana Cubillos/AP)

Venezuela’s opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles waves to supporters during a rally in Carora, Lara State, Venezuela, Sunday, March 24, 2013. Capriles will run against a the late president Hugo Chavez’ hand-picked successor Nicolas Maduro on April 14. (Ariana Cubillos/AP)

Now that the official mourning period for former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ended, attention is turning to the election of his successor.

The vote is scheduled for April 14.

The BBC’s Will Grant reports.


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  • Kwd

     Raúl Isaías Baduel  is still probably the best candidate.  He was the only man with guts to prevent Hugo Chavez from creating a total socialistic dictatorship in Venezuela.  

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