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Chavez Wins 3rd Re-Election
in Tightest Race Yet

Associated Press, by Frank Bajak & Ian James

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 10/8/2012 5:07:20 AM

Caracas, Venezuela-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 to his smallest yet in a presidential contest.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FIREMAN28, 10/8/2012 5:15:20 AM     (No. 8917268)

FTA = Chavez will now have a freer hand to push for an even bigger state role in the economy, as he pledged during the campaign...

Sounds like the promises The Won made to the Russians.

It helps when the press is 100% in your camp.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PChristopher, 10/8/2012 5:17:24 AM     (No. 8917269)

Gee, the dead vote there too? I suspect the results of our own election will be tainted somehow.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: HicksvilleKid59, 10/8/2012 5:57:01 AM     (No. 8917283)

You expected otherwise?

Silly boy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 10/8/2012 5:58:25 AM     (No. 8917285)

Just die, you fat cancerous POS.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/8/2012 6:30:29 AM     (No. 8917303)

The AP refers ro Chavez's 'political touch' as 'masterful'. Absent Obama, Chavez would be their dream candidate. How thrilling to not only have a marxist dictator to worship, but one who cannot be gotten rid of.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Robert Jones, 10/8/2012 7:20:58 AM     (No. 8917345)

And you honestly think Romney has a chance?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Linda Ann, 10/8/2012 7:22:17 AM     (No. 8917346)

Dictator 101:

He who counts the votes, wins.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 10/8/2012 7:26:11 AM     (No. 8917358)

Quelle surprise....

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Reply 9 - Posted by: DaveFromTampa, 10/8/2012 9:45:29 AM     (No. 8917619)

I'm pretty sure this is how things went down at the election council last night.

Election Council Member #1: Um, looks like the votes have Chavez losing 52-48%.

BLAM ECM#1 shot though the head.

Election Council Member #2: Un, I what he meant to say was, Chavez won by 51%--hammer on pistol clicks back--I mean 55%. --hammer on pistol slowly released.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: happy conservative, 10/8/2012 11:06:05 AM     (No. 8917867)

Fake results...who would vote for this ugly mug when you could look at his challenger instead. Okay, I'm sorry, but I'm just being an American, beauty over substance.

Though, I must admit, I think Mitt is much more "eye candy" than Obama.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/8/2012 11:36:25 AM     (No. 8917956)

This is what we must - MUST - avoid.

Better get out there and start working, people.
Volunteer to be a poll watcher. Walk your precincts. Do SOMETHING to help.

Our country is on a perilous course.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/8/2012 11:39:06 AM     (No. 8917974)

Right...and the ballot stuffers will be rewarded handsomely!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: cheeflo, 10/8/2012 2:04:07 PM     (No. 8918352)

"Masterful political touch" -- the press is in the tank for dictators everywhere, and they don't even have a gun to their heads, unlike the electorate in Venezuela.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: texasgoatrancher, 10/8/2012 3:00:11 PM     (No. 8918502)

And Jimmy Carter said it was a full, fair and just election of which he approved, along with the wonderful results.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/8/2012 3:07:36 PM     (No. 8918527)

I think it is his second re-election.

But third is close enough for government work and about as accurate as AP gets anymore.

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