The late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez looms large over Sunday's election to pick his successor.
The country's Interim President Nicolas Maduro vows to continue Chavez's socialist policies.
Henrique Capriles, the opposition candidate was beaten by Chavez at the polls last October.
Capriles now gets a second chance to convince Venezuelan voters to move in a different direction.
Jennifer McCoy is in Venezuela to monitor Sunday's election. She directs the Americas Program at the Carter Center in Atlanta.