Venezuelans Chart Post-Chavez Future in Sunday Vote

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Venezuela's acting President and presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro waves to supporters as he arrives at his closing campaign rally in Caracas April 11, 2013. Venezuela will hold its presidential elections on April 14. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTXYIAW


The late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez looms large over Sunday's election to pick his successor. The country's Interim President Nicolas Maduro vows to continue Chavez's socialist policies. Henrique Capriles, the opposition candidate was beaten by Chavez at the polls last October. Capriles now gets a second chance to convince Venezuelan voters to move in a different direction. Jennifer McCoy is in Venezuela to monitor Sunday's election. She directs the Americas Program at the Carter Center in Atlanta.