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Hugo Chavez wins 4th term in office

10-08-2012 11:02 BJT

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Hugo Chavez has been declared winner of Venezuela’s presidential election. The Election Commission has confirmed the result, and made the announcement.

Chavez won 54.43% of the votes, and Henrique Capriles has 44.47% of the votes. This means Chavez will stay in office for a fourth term after 14 years of ruling the country. He had a tight race with Henrique Capriles, the candidate of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Unity.

There are about 19 million registered voters in Venezuela. More than 39,000 ballot boxes were set up at nearly 14,000 polling stations.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source:

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