Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks during a news conference after winning elections in Caracas October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Venezuela's Chavez names Maduro as vice-president
Posted : Wednesday, 10 October 2012 06:27PM
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez named Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro as his new vice-president in the first change of his cabinet after Sunday's re-election.
Maduro replaces Elias Jaua, who will run for the state governorship of Miranda against opposition leader and defeated presidential candidate Henrique Capriles in December gubernatorial elections.
(Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Eyanir Chinea and Eric Walsh)
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