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Source: Associated Press

Supporters rally in show of support for Hugo Chavez
Associated Press | Updated: January 10, 2013 22:36 IST

Caracas, Venezuela: Thousands of cheerful supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez rallied outside his presidential palace on Thursday in an alternative inauguration for a leader too ill to return home for the real thing.

Backers wearing T-shirts with the slogan "I am Chavez" waved flags while upbeat music from Chavez's last presidential campaign blared from speakers, proclaiming: "Chavez, heart of the people!"
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Vice President Nicolas Maduro, whom Chavez designated his chosen successor last month, said that even though it isn't an official swearing-in, Thursday's event still marks the start of a new term for the president following his re-election in October.

"A historic period of this second decade of the 21st century is starting, with our commander leading," Maduro said.

Read more: http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/supporters-rally-in-show-of-support-for-hugo-chavez-315926

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