Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Who Will Succeed Hugo Chavez In Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro: Chavez's Chosen Successor -- Voice of America

The death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez from an undisclosed form of cancer clears the way for new elections to determine whether his socialist revolution lives on without him. Elections would have to be held within 30 days.

Vice President Nicolas Maduro is Mr. Chavez's chosen successor, but he could face a challenge from Miranda state Governor Henrique Capriles, who lost to Mr. Chavez in the October 2012 election.

The 50-year-old Maduro somberly announced on national television Tuesday that Mr. Chavez had died. Maduro urged the Venezuelan people to show strength and courage and to be united and fulfill the expectations of "this great leader." Maduro was one of the Venezuelan officials who had traveled to Cuba to visit Mr. Chavez during the president's medical treatment on the island.

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More News On Vice President Nicolas Maduro

Nicolas Maduro, loyal spokesman, to succeed Chavez -- Bloomberg Businessweek/AP
Chavez's successor in Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro -- AP
Maduro promises to investigate Chavez ‘assassination’ -- Washington Post
Chávez's heir apparent, Nicolás Maduro, has a challenge -- USA Today
To lead Venezuela, Maduro will need to channel his inner Chavez -- Whitney Eulich, Christian Science Monitor
It's official: Nicolás Maduro wants to be Chávez 2.0 -- Uri Friedman, Foreign Policy
Who is Nicolas Maduro? 5 Facts About Hugo Chavez's Possible Successor -- Policymic
Key players within Chavez's inner circle -- CTV/AP
Profile: Nicolas Maduro, little known heir to Chavez's Venezuela -- Australian World News
Nicolas Maduro: profile of Hugo Chavez's vice-president and successor
-- The Telegraph
Profile: Nicolas Maduro -- BBC
Nicolás Maduro -- Wikipedia

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