Hugo Chavez

Venezuelans Voting in Presidential Election

Chavez's successor will be sworn in April 19


People in Venezuela are voting in a presidential election, called after the death of Hugo Chavez.

Acting President Nicolas Maduro, chosen by Mr Chavez as his successor, is running against Henrique Capriles, currently governor of Miranda state.

Mr Capriles narrowly lost to Mr Chavez in elections last October.

On the eve of polls opening, he accused Mr Maduro of breaking elections laws by continuing its campaign on state television.