Hugo Chavez's chosen successor is sworn in

Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as the interim president of Venezuela following the state funeral for Hugo Chavez.

Maduro held the post of vice president under Chavez and had been passionately backed as his successor by the late president.

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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.