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Venezuelan voters head to polls Sunday

10-06-2012 22:02 BJT

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More than 18-million Venezuelans will cast their vote to choose the country's next president on Sunday.

Voters will choose between Hugo Chavez, who is seeking re-election for the third time, and Henrique Capriles, a young lawyer from an upper middle class family. Capriles has posed the biggest threat that Chavez has faced in his nearly 14 years in office.

Election workers began preparing polling stations across the country Saturday. Volunteers also tested the electronic voting machines in the presence of international observers. Chavez has been leading in most polls, with one survey by Datanalisis showing him with a 10 percent lead, while others have shown them neck and neck.

More than 18-million Venezuelans will cast their vote
to choose the country's next president on Sunday.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and challenger Henrique Capriles are continuing their campaign ahead of the October 7th election, despite the shooting of two local opposition leaders.


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