With Chavez stricken, elections become crucial

Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez create a poster with his image alongside an outline of their country in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Chavez's most influential allies are projecting an image of unity while the president recovers from cancer surgery in Cuba, standing side-by-side and pledging to uphold his socialist movement no matter what happens. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)Hugo Chavez's cancer has upended politics in Venezuela, transforming Sunday's nationwide elections for governors and mayors into a test of his legacy that could chart the country's future in the uncertain months ahead.