CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition leader is calling Vice President Nicolas Maduro a bald-faced liar and accuses him of using Hugo Chavez's funeral to campaign for the presidency.
Henrique Capriles also said in a speech Friday that the opposition had asked to attend Chavez's funeral but was told "better that you don't come."
Capriles spoke condescendingly of Maduro, calling him "boy."
Carpiles lost the Oct. 7 presidential election to Chavez. He said he decided to speak Friday to object to the ruling earlier in the day by the country's highest court that Maduro had become acting president the moment Chavez died.
The government announced Thursday night that Maduro would be sworn in Friday night. He will be the governing socialists' presidential candidate in the vote to replace Chavez.