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NBC's Kerry Sanders answers questions about the Venezuela elections

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez faces the toughest election of his 14-year rule on Sunday in an election pitting him against Henrique Capriles.

Chavez, 58, is looking to win another six-year term to consolidate his self-styled socialist revolution in the oil nation.

Chavez faces fierce opposition as election looms

Capriles, a 40-year-old state governor, is his fresh-faced opponent promising jobs, less crime and an end to cronyism.

What are Chavez’s chances of victory? Will the elections be free and fair? How will the outcome affect U.S.- Venezuela relations? What about the price of gas in the U.S.? 

NBC News’ Kerry Sanders is in Caracas reporting on Sunday’s election. He answered reader questions about the elections earlier today.

Click to replay the informative chat below. 

Venezuelan elections: Face-off between the showman and the lawyer