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Obama Supporter Hugo Chavez Wins Re-Election

jchua Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 12:10 PM
The purpose of the 'election' is to add an air of legitimacy. One should not forget that Adolf Hitler was also an elected member of the Reichstag before being appointed Chancelor by President Hindenburg.

Venezuelan President/Dictator Hugo Chavez has won re-election. More from AP:

President Hugo Chavez put to rest any doubts about his masterful political touch in winning a third consecutive six-year term after a bitterly fought race against a youthful rival who has galvanized Venezuela's opposition.

The state governor who lost Sunday's presidential vote, Henrique Capriles, had accused the flamboyant incumbent of unfairly leveraging to his advantage Venezuela's oil wealth to finance his campaign as well as flaunting his near total control of state institutions.

Capriles also narrowed Chavez's margin of victory...

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