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LIGNET: Chavez Has a Successor, but No Plan for Succession

Monday, 10 Dec 2012 12:31 PM

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s announcement over the weekend that he will undergo a fourth cancer operation suggests he lied to the Venezuelan people about the seriousness of his illness to win re-election in October. He will not likely survive the next year, and though he has now named a successor, who will lead Venezuela after he is gone is still very much in doubt.


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