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Hugo Chavez’s nervous wait as
Venezuela ballot boxes close

Telegraph [UK], by Jonathan Gilbert*

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/7/2012 10:45:07 PM

Venezuelans voted on Sunday in a presidential election that posed the greatest challenge to the 14-year reign of socialist Hugo Chávez. With results expected to be announced on Monday, a majority of pre-election polls gave Mr Chávez a 10-point lead. Others, however, had put him neck and neck with the opposition candidate, Henrique Capriles, a pro-business centrist who has managed to unite a fractured opposition. [Snip] The populist leader has been accused of allowing free but not fair elections, dominating the airwaves in the build-up with long broadcasts while Mr Capriles was afforded just three minutes a day.

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*in Caracas

Don't walk like an Egyptian--vote like a Venezuelan! Voters had already been in line for two hours when the polling stations opened at 6 a.m.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thewarden, 10/7/2012 10:52:45 PM     (No. 8917029)

Gee, I wonder who will win?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 10/7/2012 10:53:59 PM     (No. 8917032)

Hugo wins with 54% of the vote and tanks on the streets of Caracas. 80% turnout.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chance_232, 10/7/2012 10:54:22 PM     (No. 8917035)

The Venezuela Electoral Comission just called the election FOR Hugo Chavez.

Color me surprised.........../s/

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 10/7/2012 10:55:54 PM     (No. 8917037)

Sorry, link seems to be skewiff. Please try:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/venezuela/9592350/Chavez-facing-close-Venezuelan-vote.html

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Reply 5 - Posted by: horacer, 10/7/2012 11:00:25 PM     (No. 8917046)

The populist president has resorted to insults, branding Capriles a “low-life pig” and a “loser”.

Every two bit thug and despot learned politics the Chicago way.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/7/2012 11:04:12 PM     (No. 8917051)

It appears he "won". I expect sean penn and assorted obama minions to fly to Venezuela to see how he did it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: janylou, 10/7/2012 11:06:16 PM     (No. 8917054)

I guess he did stuff the ballot boxes enough.
Will it happen here as we'll? Is that why Obomination doesn't care about the debates?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dman, 10/7/2012 11:08:05 PM     (No. 8917055)

One man, one vote, one time.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 10/7/2012 11:33:03 PM     (No. 8917096)

It was clear he was going to "win" when Chavez said he would accept the results.

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