Hugo Chavez celebrates his presidential re-election

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez celebrates from people's balcony at Miraflores Palace in Caracas
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez celebrates from people's balcony at Miraflores Palace in Caracas Credit: Jorge Silva / 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.