Venezuela Vote To Elect President

You may remember a couple of posts we made on the Venezuelan Presidential Election in early January:

https://digestiblepolitics.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/venezuela-re-elects-diosdado-cabello/

https://digestiblepolitics.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/swearing-in-day-of-hugo-chavez-in-venezuela/

These posts were about Hugo Chavez’s election as president, but he was unable to be sworn in due to illness and there were outcalls for his swearing in day to be postponed and nominate a temporary president. However, since then, Hugo Chavez has died and Venezuela is now preparing for a vote to elect a new president.

The current, acting president President Nicolas Maduro, who Chavez selected to be his successor, is challenging the governor of Miranda state (Henrique Capriles) for the position. Capriles had narrowly lost to Chavez in the election of October 2012. There are approximately 19 million registered voters in Venezuela for the upcoming election whose votes will be recorded electronically – one machine will confirm their identity and vote and another will identify their fingerprint.

maduro-capriles

There has already been significant tension between the two candidates. Capriles accused Chavez of breaking the rules of the election by continuing campaigning after the polls had opened and for visiting Chavez’s tomb which he stated was “violating all the electoral norms”.

The winner of the election is to be sworn in on the 19th April to complete Chavez’s six year term which began in January.

Who will win the election? And, what sort of president is Venezuela looking for?

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