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Venezuela election date set

Venezuela will hold a presidential election on April 14 as acting President Nicolas Maduro, the successor to Hugo Chavez, tries to win his own term in office.

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Ahmadinejad: 'Chavez will return on resurrection day'

The Guardian have quoted Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as saying that Hugo Chávez would "return on resurrection day".

Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at a joint petrochemical plant in the Asaluyeh industrial zone in Venezuela's Gulf coast Credit: Alimadi/ABACA/Press Association Images

Going on to add that he was in, "no doubt that Chávez will return to Earth" together with Jesus and Imam Mahdi, the most revered figure among Shia Muslims, to, "establish peace, justice and kindness" in the world.

Announcing a day of mourning, Ahmadinejad is reported to have said that he believed something was "suspicious" about the cause of Chávez's cancer.

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