Maduro takes the helm in Venezuela

Mar 09, 2013, 7:03 AM EST
(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Though his ascent to the presidency appears to clash with the letter of the constitution, Nicolas Maduro is leaning on his deceased president's party machinery (which overlaps with the power of the state) as he prepares to take on Henrique Capriles in an election expected soon.