Opposition parties in Venezuela are discussing a candidate to run for the presidency in the event of Hugo Chavez' death. Henrique Capriles, Chavez' opponent in the October 2012 elections, could emerge as the leading candidate for the opposition, but the Miami Herald reports that some leaders in the opposition seek a non-politician with a wider appeal. According to the paper, "The specter of snap elections makes calls for a shakeup problematic. If Chávez were to die or step down, new elections would be held within 30 days." The government has already anointed a successor: Vice President Nicolás Maduro.
Venezuela Mulls New Elections as still No Sign of Chavez
UPDATED 7:27 AM EST, February 26, 2013