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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Hugo Chavez's casket paraded through streets

President Hugo Chavez's casket has been seen in public for the first time.

A priest led a short service honouring the leader before the casket was carried into a crowded street in the capital Caracas and loaded onto a hearse.

A priest leads a short service in honour of the former president Credit: Reuters/VTV
Hugo Chavez's casket is loaded onto the hearse before being driven through the streets of Caracas Credit: Reuters/VTV
Crowds line the route Credit: Reuters/VTV

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