Elias Jaua, top, Venezuela's former Vice President and candidate for governor of Miranda state, waves to supporters after casting his ballot at a polling station in Caracas, Venezuela,

 

              Elias Jaua, top, Venezuela
Elias Jaua, top, Venezuela's former Vice President and candidate for governor of Miranda state, waves to supporters 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)