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Venezuela polls overshadowed by Chavez

Critics say Vice President Nicolas Maduro exploiting late leader Hugo Chavez's image to gain votes.

    Venezuela's murder rate, economy and land rights are among the major issues for voters in Sunday's presidential election.

    The poll is being greatly influenced by memories of the late former president Hugo Chavez, who has become a cult figure in his country. 

    Critics say the government, including administration candidate Nicolas Maduro, is shamelessly exploiting Chavez's image for electoral gain.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Caracas.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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