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Venezuela votes to choose Chavez successor

Venezuelans will elect Hugo Chavez’s successor Sunday in a duel between the heir of the late leader’s socialist revolution,Nicolas Maduro

Written by Associated Press | Published: April 15, 2013 1:21:11 am

Venezuelans will elect Hugo Chavez’s successor Sunday in a duel between the heir of the late leader’s socialist revolution,Nicolas Maduro,and an opposition vowing change.

One month after Chavez died,his leftist legacy goes on the line after a swift but bitter race between Maduro,the acting president,and opposition leader Henrique Capriles.

Maduro led opinion polls as he promised to continue the oil-funded policies that cut poverty from 50 to 29 per cent through popular health,education and food programmes.

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