Date set for Venezuelan election to pick Chavez's successor

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by Becky Mortensen

(CNN) -- Venezuela's presidential election to pick a successor to the late Hugo Chavez will be held April 14, Venezuelan state television reported Saturday.

After serving 14 years as the South American nation's leader, Chavez died Tuesday after a battle with cancer.

His vice president, Nicolas Maduro, was sworn in Friday as Venezuela's acting president.