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Venezuela’s Opposition Says Capriles Leading Chavez in Polls

Venezuela’s opposition said today that its candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski is surging ahead of President Hugo Chavez in opinion polls for the Oct. 7 election.

“Henrique Capriles is now winning in the polls. He passed the candidate of the past awhile ago,” Luis Ignacio Planas, an opposition campaign director, said today in an e-mailed statement without providing more details.