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Venezuelan opposition challenges Chavez’s successor

Allegations of abuse of power and constitutional fraud bring end to brief truce between government and opposition Venezuela’s opposition has challenged the legitimacy of Nicolás Maduro as Venezuela’s interim president, triggering a political row just hours after Hugo Chávez’s funeral. Opposition leaders accused the government of abuse of power and…

Venezuela’s Chavez faces challenge as opposition votes

Venezuelan opposition parties are holding their first primary on Sunday to pick a unity candidate to battle ailing President Hugo Chavez, in power for more than a decade, in an October vote. Five candidates are running in the opposition contest with the favorite Henrique Capriles, 39, the energetic governor of…