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Chavez wins Venezuela election

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has won a 4th term in office, the country's electoral council has announced. Chavez had faced a strong challenge from Henrique Capriles.

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Venezuelan President faces 'toughest election' in 14 years

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez faces the toughest election of his 14-year rule today when he comes up against Henrique Capriles in a battle for Venezuelan votes.

Chavez, 58, who staged a remarkable comeback from cancer this year and wants a new six-year term, is up against Capriles - who has promised more jobs for the country's people.

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