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AFTER HUGO Venezuela Elections Will Be April 14 Mario Tama/Getty

Venezuela Elections Will Be April 14

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.

March 10, 2013 7:51 AM