World News – Although this is the so called results I have my doubts that this actually happened legitimately with the hatred of Chavez in Venezuela. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has won a fourth term in office after defeating opposition leader Henrique Capriles, electoral officials say. Another term of hell for Venezuela.
Noisy celebrations among Chavez supporters erupted across the capital Caracas following the result.
Turnout was 80% in the hotly contested election and voting was extended beyond the official closing time at some polling stations with long queues.
Electoral council president Tibisay Lucena announced that Mr Chavez took 54.42% of the vote with Mr Capriles on 44.97%.
Jubilant supporters massed outside the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas to celebrate.
“I’m celebrating with a big heart – Chavez is the hope of the people and of Latin America,” said Chavez supporter Mary Reina.
At the Capriles’ campaign headquarters, some opposition supporters were in tears at the news.