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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Venezuela Votes to Choose Chavez Successor

Venezuelans were voting today to elect a president to complete the term of the late Hugo Chavez. The polls are indicating a victory for his handpicked successor, Nicolas Madura.

Chavez designated his vice president, Maduro, to fill out the unexpired portion of his six-year term before losing his life to a battle with cancer at the age of 58 on March 5, 2013.

Maduro has been the acting president since the Chavez’s death and had a 7-point lead over challenger Henrique Capriles in the most recent major polls.

Maduro has said he would follow Chavez’s footsteps and further what he calls the Chavez revolution, channeling billions in oil revenues into health, food and education programs for the poor.

Capriles has labeled Maduro an incompetent and corrupt liar, saying he plans an aggressive strategy to halt rising inflation, spiraling crime and food shortages.

According to a report in the Voice of America, Maduro, a 50-year-old former bus driver and foreign minister, began the campaign with a double-digit lead in the polls that has shrunk considerably in the lead-up to the election.

Almost 19 million Venezuelans will go to vote today with hundreds of election monitors are present from different countries and international organizations to ensure the poll is free and fair.

Long lines are expected at the polling stations but the voters have been saying they don’t mind the long wait because they feel this vote is important.

This is the first election in almost two decades Hugo Chavez’s name won’t be on the ballots.

Image credit: Supporters of Venezuelan acting President and presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro cheer during his closing campaign rally in Caracas on April 11, 2013 ahead of the April 14th presidential election. (Luis Acosta, AFP/Getty Images)

Emine Dilek (194 Posts)

Publisher/Managing Editor: Progressive Press. Contributing Editor: WVoN-Women's Views on News. Columnist: Palm Beach Woman Magazine. Former executive producer and radio host: WVR -Women's Voice Radio, Human Rights/Peace Activist, Aspiring Author/ Journalist/ Poet/ Blogger. Emine also appears as a revolving guest on PNN radio show -international political analyst-, and had been a guest on Liberal Fix and Brian Hammer Jackson Show. Her articles have been published in various publications such as The Vibe UK, The New Agenda, W.E.A Women @ Work, Amazing Women Rock and ICAHK.


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