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Venezuela swears in acting president Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela's former vice-president Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as acting president, hours after the state funeral of Hugo Chavez.

Mr Chavez, who died on 5 March after a long battle with cancer, had named Mr Maduro as his chosen successor.

However, the main opposition coalition boycotted Mr Maduro's swearing-in, saying that it was unconstitutional.

Beth McLeod reports.

  • 09 Mar 2013
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