CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- An important political decision is widely anticipated in Venezuela today.
Opposition leader Henrique Capriles plans to announce whether he will again seek the presidency in April, after losing last year to the late President Hugo Chavez. Another loss this soon could be bad for his political career. If he waits, a Chavista government might prove inept and give him a better shot in a later election.
Analysts say the vote is the government's to lose.
Venezuela's elections commission has called an April 14 vote to pick a successor to Chavez, who died March 5.
The date picked falls outside the 30-day constitutional mandate and critics of the socialist government already complained that officials violated the constitution by swearing in Vice President Nicolas Maduro as acting leader Friday night.
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