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Hugo Chavez re-elected Venezuelan President

10-08-2012 13:35 BJT

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been re-elected to a fourth term after defeating opposition leader Henrique Capriles.

The National Electoral Council president announced that Chavez took 54.43% of the vote with Capriles winning 44.47%. Celebrations among Chavez supporters erupted across the capital Caracas following the result. Chavez had a tight race with Capriles, the candidate of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Unity.

The electoral council said 81 percent of the nearly 19 million registered voters cast ballots. More than 39,000 ballot boxes were set up at nearly 14,000 polling stations.

Editor:Wang Shuo |Source: CCTV.com

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