Agence France-PresseMarch 23, 2013 21:45
Henrique Capriles lost his last presidential bid to Hugo Chavez, and as he prepares for Venezuela's April 14 elections, his main rival appears to be the ghost of the late leader.
Capriles, 40, is the candidate of the unified opposition in the race to succeed Chavez. He is running against former bus driver, ex-foreign minister and acting President Nicolas Maduro, the hand-picked successor of the "comandante."
Campaigning officially begins on April 2, but the candidates have already started courting votes in a highly confrontational pre-campaign.