A man pushes a cart past an electoral poster of Miranda State's Gov. Henrique Capriles at the neighborhood of Petare in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Smarting after a bruising loss in state elections, Venezuela's opposition will now be forced to reassess its strategy and rebuild quickly to prepare for presidential elections that many expect could be called to replace ailing leftist President Hugo Chavez.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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A man pushes a cart past an electoral poster of Miranda State's Gov. Henrique Capriles at the neighborhood of Petare in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.  Smarting after a bruising loss in state elections, Venezuela's opposition will now be forced to reassess its strategy and rebuild quickly to prepare for presidential elections that many expect could be called to replace ailing leftist President Hugo Chavez.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
A man pushes a cart past an electoral poster of Miranda State's Gov. Henrique Capriles at the neighborhood of Petare in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Smarting after a bruising loss in state elections, Venezuela's opposition will now be forced to reassess its strategy and rebuild quickly to prepare for presidential elections that many expect could be called to replace ailing leftist President Hugo Chavez.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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