Soldiers stand on guard outside of a polling station in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Venezuelans are choosing governors and state lawmakers in elections that have become a

 

              Soldiers stand on guard outside of a polling station in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Venezuelans are choosing governors and state lawmakers in elections that have become a
Soldiers stand on guard outside of 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/Fernando Llano)