Presidential Campaign Starts in Venezuela
Via the BBC: Venezuela campaign starts to elect Chavez’s successor.
And, not surprisingly, acting president Nicolas Maduro is starting down the Chavez road as the basis of his campaign:
Mr Maduro, who was chosen by Mr Chavez as his successor before the former president travelled to Cuba for cancer surgery in December, will start his campaign in Barinas, Mr Chavez’s home state.
He will then follow the route Mr Chavez travelled during the last presidential campaign six months ago, hoping that he too, will end it in the presidential palace.
Maduro leads in the polls and is a lock for election.