October 10, 2012 / 10:25 PM / 5 years ago

Venezuela's Chavez names Maduro as vice-president

CARACAS, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez named Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro as his new vice-president in the first change of his cabinet after Sunday's re-election.

Maduro replaces Elias Jaua, who will run for the state governorship of Miranda against opposition leader and defeated presidential candidate Henrique Capriles in December gubernatorial elections.

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