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Venezuela vote to have regional impact

Beneficiaries of Hugo Chavez's largesse have good reason to be apprehensive as polls predict a tight presidential race.

    Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is campaigning in the run-up to next Sunday's presidential election, where he hopes to be voted in for another term in office.

    The vote will be crucial for the future of the oil-rich nation. But the result could also affect many people far beyond Venezuela's borders, as the budgets of several Latin American countries factor in aid from Chavez's government.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Caracas.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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