Venezuelans go to the polls

Henrique Capriles
Venezuelans chose between President Hugo Chavez and Henrique Capriles Credit: Reuters
Long queues formed at some polling stations before they opened
Long queues formed at some polling stations before they opened Credit: Reuters
Chavez held a narrow lead in the polls as he bids to extend his term in power
Chavez held a narrow lead in the polls as he bids to extend his term in power Credit: Reuters

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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.