Hand-picked Chavez successor registers in election

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Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro waves a Venezuelan flag over supporters after registering his candidacy for president to replace late President Hugo Chavez at the national electoral council in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 11, 2013. Elections were announced to take place on April 14, after the death of Chavez on March 5. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor turned the nation's electoral commission into a stage for a massive campaign rally Monday, bringing thousands of cheering, crying, music-playing supporters with him as he registered his candidacy in an April 14 vote to replace the dead president.