Hugo Chavez during the campaign. Photo: Cubadebate.cu

HAVANA TIMES – Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez won a new term in office on Sunday with 54.42% of the vote with 90% of the polling stations reporting.

In second place was opposition unity candidate Henrique Capriles con 44.47%, announced Tibisay Lucena, president of the electoral authorities shortly after 10:00 p.m. local time.

In a massive turnout 80.94% of the registered voters turnout out to cast their ballot. Chavez new period in office will last until 2019.

 


2 thoughts on “Chavez Wins Venezuelan Elections

  • Caracas, October 8 – With data updated by the National Electoral Council
    (CNE) extending the advantage of Hugo Chavez in the counting of votes cast
    by the voters during the presidential elections on October 7.

    *With 94.19% of records processed, Chavez obtained 7,860,982 votes,
    equivalent to 54.84%. While Capriles reaches 6,386,155 votes, representing
    44.55%.*

    *This from a total of 14,610,768 votes counted, of which 14,333,620 are
    valid and invalid 277,148, according to consultation made **www.cne.gob.ve
    * * at 3:00 am on Monday*

    The first bulletin, hosted by the president of the CNE, Tibisay Lucena, a
    few minutes after 10:00 pm on Sunday, Chavez revealed that Capriles reached
    54.42% and 44.97%.

    This is the Venezuelan presidential election with the highest participation
    in the history of its democracy. The 80.9% of eligible voters went to the polls.

    According to the updated results, Chavez has won in 21 states and the
    capital district, while only Capriles has won victories in Merida and
    Tachira.

  • 10% is a good margin. massive turnout. those who would lose by a chavez loss turned out in droves. i wonder what will happen in the u.s. presidential election. so, the oil subsidies will continue and the cuban regime is not about to fall, i guess.

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