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With Chavez health in question, allies vote to keep Assembly chief

CARACAS — Allies of President Hugo Chavez on Saturday chose to keep the same National Assembly president — a man who could be in line to step in as a caretaker leader of Venezuela in some circumstances.

Diosdado Cabello was retained as legislative leader in a vote by a show of hands. Chavez’s allies hold a majority of the 165 congressional seats.

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