Chavez supporters celebrate in Caracas after polls close

Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez celebrated his anticipated victory in the presidential election in the capital Caracas as polls closed.

The incumbent is being challenged by 40-year-old state governor Henrique Capriles.

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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.