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Chavez loyalists feel big 'void' at his voting station

In every election, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez sent crowds into a frenzy when he cast his ballot at the same school in a poor neighborhood of Caracas, but on Sunday it was a scene of mournful calm. As they voted to choose the late leftist leader's successor in the January 23 barrio, voters lamented the absence of their larger-than-life hero, who dominated Venezuelan politics for 14 years.

Venezuela votes to choose Chavez successor

Venezuelans flocked to the polls Sunday to pick late leader Hugo Chavez's successor, choosing between the handpicked heir of his socialist revolution and an opponent vowing change in the divided nation. After a brief and bitter campaign, supporters of acting President Nicolas Maduro played military-style bugles to wake up people before dawn to vote in an election pitting him against opposition rival Henrique Capriles.

Venezuela votes to choose Chavez successor

Venezuelans flocked to the polls Sunday to pick late leader Hugo Chavez's successor, choosing between the handpicked heir of his socialist revolution and an opponent vowing change in the divided nation. After a brief and bitter campaign, supporters of acting President Nicolas Maduro played military-style bugles to wake up people before dawn to vote in an election pitting him against opposition rival Henrique Capriles.

Venezuela votes for Chavez revolution or change

Venezuelans flocked to the polls Sunday to pick Hugo Chavez's successor, choosing between the handpicked heir of his socialist revolution and an opponent vowing change in the divided nation. After a brief and bitter campaign, supporters of acting President Nicolas Maduro played military-style bugles to wake up people before dawn to vote in an election pitting him against opposition rival Henrique Capriles.

Chavez loyalists feel big 'void' at his voting station

In every election, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez sent crowds into a frenzy when he cast his ballot at the same school in a poor neighborhood of Caracas, but on Sunday it was a scene of mournful calm. As they voted to choose the late leftist leader's successor in the January 23 barrio, voters lamented the absence of their larger-than-life hero, who dominated Venezuelan politics for 14 years.

Venezuela votes for Chavez revolution or change

Venezuelans flocked to the polls Sunday to vote for Hugo Chavez's successor, choosing between the handpicked heir of his socialist revolution and an opponent vowing change in the divided nation. After a brief and bitter campaign, supporters of acting President Nicolas Maduro played military-style bugles to wake up people before dawn to vote in an election pitting him against opposition rival Henrique Capriles.

Factbox-Venezuelan election candidates Maduro and Capriles

By Andrew Cawthorne (Reuters) - Venezuelan acting President Nicolas Maduro and opposition candidate Henrique Capriles square off in Sunday's election to determine who will succeed socialist leader Hugo Chavez, who died of cancer last month. Following is information about the candidates and their policies: NICOLAS MADURO

Venezuela votes for Chavez revolution or change

Venezuelans headed to the polls Sunday to elect Hugo Chavez's successor, with his political heir, Nicolas Maduro, hoping to continue his socialist revolution and rival Henrique Capriles vowing change. One month after Chavez died, supporters of acting President Maduro played military-style bugles to wake up people before dawn and voters soon formed lines, in the capital's hillside slums and its wealthier districts.

Venezuela votes to choose Chavez successor

Venezuelans headed to the polls Sunday to elect Hugo Chavez's successor, with his political heir, Nicolas Maduro, hoping to continue his socialist revolution and rival Henrique Capriles vowing change in the divided nation. One month after Chavez died, supporters of acting President Maduro played military-style bugles to wake up people before dawn and later voters stood in lines, from the capital's hillside slums to its wealthier districts.

Venezuela votes to choose Chavez successor

Venezuelans will elect Hugo Chavez's successor Sunday in a duel between the heir of the late leader's socialist revolution, Nicolas Maduro, and an opposition vowing change in the divided nation. One month after Chavez died, his leftist legacy goes on the line after a swift but bitter race between Maduro, the acting president who casts himself as the late leader's "son," and opposition leader Henrique Capriles.
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