Venezuelan Vice President Maduro arrives with National Assembly President Diosdado during the assembly inauguration in Caracas

 
Venezuelan Vice President Maduro arrives with National Assembly President Diosdado during the assembly inauguration in Caracas
Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro (L) arrives with National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello during the assembly inauguration in Caracas January 5, 2013. Venezuelan lawmakers re-elected a staunch ally of Hugo Chavez to head the National Assembly on Saturday, putting him in line to be caretaker president if the socialist leader does not recover from cancer surgery. By choosing the incumbent, Cabello, the "Chavista"-dominated legislature cemented the combative ex-soldier's position as the third most powerful figure in the government, after Chavez and Vice President Nicolas Maduro. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins