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Venezuela President Hugo Chavez wins reelection by wide margin

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/08/2012

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Chris Kraul and Mery Mogollon

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez apparently won reelection by a convincing margin Sunday, with allegiance among poor voters to his socialist revolution trumping dissatisfaction with a stunted economy, rising crime and the increasing polarization of society.
With 90% of votes counted, the National Electoral Council said Chavez, a 58-year-old former army colonel, won 54.4% of the vote, compared with challenger Henrique Capriles' 44.9%. Turnout was estimated to be as high as 80%, and there were few reports of violence or other problems.
Chavez sent a message of thanks on Twitter before addressing red-shirted multitudes assembled Sunday night outside the presidential Miraflores Palace.
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"Venezuela President Hugo Chavez wins reelection by wide margin", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2012. Consulté le 17/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/venezuela-president-hugo-chavez-wins-reelection-by-wide-margin