Venezuela election race starts, opposition at disadvantage




 
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March 10th, 2013  
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Topic: Venezuela election race starts, opposition at disadvantage


CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela has fired the starting gun in a highly charged election race likely to pit Hugo Chavez's preferred successor, acting President Nicolas Maduro, against centrist opposition leader Henrique Capriles. The pair have until Monday to register their candidacy for the April 14 vote, which will determine whether Chavez's self-styled nationalist-socialist revolution will live on in the OPEC nation, home to the world's largest proven oil reserves. Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a two-year battle with cancer. ...




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