By Associated Press, Published: March 8 | Updated: Saturday, March 9, 9:04 AM
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela is awaiting a key ruling from the nation’s elections commission about details of an upcoming vote to replace Hugo Chavez, including a date for the poll. The constitution mandates that elections be called within 30 days of Chavez’s Mar. 5 death. The expected announcement Saturday by the National Election Commission comes a day after the country held a state funeral for the dead president, then swore in his hand-picked successor as interim leader.