Local Elections In Venezuela Test President Maduro's Strength

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December 08, 2013 AT 3:52 PM
Venezuelans voted in municipal elections on Sunday that were the biggest political test yet for President Nicolas Maduro, as he tries to halt an economic slide and preserve the socialist legacy of his late mentor, Hugo Chavez. The outcome of ballots to choose 337 mayors and about 2,500 councillors will be seen as a sign of Maduro's strength, nine months after Chavez died from cancer and the then Vice President Maduro won a special election for the presidency.