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Venezuelan Voters to Decide Whether to Continue Chavez Rulei
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October 03, 2012 1:00 AM
On Sunday, Venezuelans will go to the polls to either extend President Hugo Chavez's almost 14-year rule for another six years or choose his younger challenger Henrique Capriles to lead the nation. While the Venezuelan leader's ongoing battle with cancer has been a prominent issue in the presidential race, VOA's Brian Padden reports from Caracas that for many voters this election will be a referendum on the results of Chavez's socialist policies.

Venezuelan Voters to Decide Whether to Continue Chavez Rule

Published October 02, 2012

On Sunday, Venezuelans will go to the polls to either extend President Hugo Chavez's almost 14-year rule for another six years or choose his younger challenger Henrique Capriles to lead the nation. While the Venezuelan leader's ongoing battle with cancer has been a prominent issue in the presidential race, VOA's Brian Padden reports from Caracas that for many voters this election will be a referendum on the results of Chavez's socialist policies.


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