Venezuela announces election date
March 10 , 2013
An election to replace late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez will be held on April 14, the country's electoral commission announced on Saturday.
The announcement comes a day after Chavez's favored successor, Nicolas Maduro, was appointed acting president.
Hugo Chavez died on March 5 following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Maduro will run as the ruling party candidate with Henrique Capriles likely to stand for the opposition.
Capriles lost to Chavez in last October's election.