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Elias Jaua, Venezuela's former Vice President and candidate for governor of Miranda state, gestures from the inside of a vehicle as he leaves after casting his ballot at a polling station in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Venezuelans are choosing governors and state lawmakers in elections that have become a key test of whether President Hugo Chavez's movement can endure if the leader leaves the political stage. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)