Chavez heir begins 6-year term with weak mandate

Venezuela's interim President Nicolas Maduro raises his fist as he holds up the official certificate declaring him winner of the presidential election at the Electoral Council in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 15, 2013. Venezuela's government-friendly electoral council has quickly certified the razor-thin presidential victory of Hugo Chavez' hand-picked successor. Nicolas Maduro was elected by a margin of 50.8 percent to 49 percent over challenger Henrique Capriles. At right is Tibisay Lucena, the head of the electoral commission.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nearly half Venezuela's voters don't want Nicolas Maduro in the presidential chair. He's inherited a dysfunctional economy, a deteriorating power grid and one of the world's highest homicide rates. And a glimmer of discontent already has surfaced in the movement of Hugo Chavez, who picked him to carry on the socialist revolution.