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IPFW Professor: Venezuelan Election Will Be "Interesting" and "Uncertain"


Hugo Chavez (file photo)

With the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, the world is looking at who could succeed him in office.


Dr. Augusto De Venanzi, Professor of Sociology at IPFW, says the upcoming election, which should occur in less than 30 days now, is going to be very interesting because both the government and opposition are going into it very weakened.  He says the government is weakened because of the loss of Chavez and the opposition is weakened because of its defeat in last year's presidential race.

De Venanzi says Vice-President Nicolas Maduro will likely face off against former candidate Henrique Capiles, who lost to Chavez last year.  He says while the outcome is uncertain, it should be a very close race.


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