Latin America News – Polling stations opened in Venezuela at the start of the presidential election in which nearly 19 million Venezuelans could vote to choose a successor to President Hugo Chavez.
Polls opened at 6:00 local time, and is expected to remain so until 18:00, although the electoral law states that you must allow a vote of the people remaining in the queues beyond that time.
The government candidate and president Nicolas Maduro manager faces the opposition governor of Miranda state, Henrique Capriles, in elections that will decide who will complete the presidential term by Hugo Chavez launched on 10 January and ending in 2019.
This is the first presidential election without the presence of Chavez in 14 years.
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