Venezuelan lawmakers meet to choose new leaders


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan lawmakers are meeting to select a new president of the National Assembly in a session that could give clues to the future of the country amid uncertainty about ailing President Hugo Chavez.

Just five days remain until Chavez's scheduled inauguration on Thursday and officials are suggesting the swearing-in could be delayed.

National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello opened the session on Saturday afternoon. Vice President Nicolas Maduro also attended the meeting.

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