Chavez protege Maduro seeks snap election as Venezuela mourns




 
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Chavez protege Maduro seeks snap election as Venezuela mourns
 
March 9th, 2013  
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Chavez protege Maduro seeks snap election as Venezuela mourns
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's new acting President Nicolas Maduro is pushing for a quick election, hoping to benefit from an emotional outpouring at the death of his charismatic mentor, Hugo Chavez, and step into his shoes. Venezuela's election commission could announce as early as Saturday a date for the election, which two recent polls have forecast Maduro would win comfortably. Maduro, a former bus driver and union leader who served as foreign minister and vice president under Chavez, has vowed to keep Chavez's self-styled socialist revolution alive. ...

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