Venezuela's Chavez wins re-election with 54 pct of vote

October 8, 2012 04:46

CARACAS - Venezuela's socialist President Hugo Chavez won re-election in Sunday's vote with 54 percent of the ballot to beat opposition challenger Henrique Capriles.

Jubilant Chavez supporters set off fireworks as the results were announced. Election officials said Capriles won 45 percent of the vote.

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