Venezuela Elections Will Be April 14

    CARACAS, VENEZUELA - MARCH 08: People wave the national flag while watching a live broadcast of the funeral for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez outside the Military Academy on March 8, 2013 in Caracas, Venezuela. Countless Venezuelans have paid their last respects to Chavez and more than 30 heads of state were expected to attend the funeral today.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    For the first time in 14 years, the Venezuelan election is up for grabs. The first election after Hugo Chávez’s death will be held April 14—and this time, the opposition actually believes it has a chance of winning. Acting president Nicolás Maduro—who Chávez said should succeed him in death—will face opposition leader Henrique Capriles, whose party boycotted Maduro’s swearing in Friday, calling it unconstitutional. Chávez died March 5 after a long battle with cancer. Maduro has decreed that Chávez’s body will be embalmed “like Lenin and Mao Zedong,” and millions have visited Chávez’s coffin since it went on display last week.

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