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  • Caracas, Venzuela
    Monday Jul 9, 2012

    Hugo Chávez

    Chávez declared himself fully recovered from cancer

    Caracas, Venzuela
    Monday Jul 9, 2012

    On 9 July 2012, Chávez declared himself fully recovered from cancer just three months before the 2012 Venezuelan presidential election, which he won, securing a fourth term as president.




  • Venzuela
    Sunday Oct 7, 2012

    Hugo Chávez

    The presidential election of 2012

    Venzuela
    Sunday Oct 7, 2012

    On 7 October 2012, Chávez won election as president for a fourth time, his third six-year term. He defeated Henrique Capriles with 54% of the votes versus 45% for Capriles, which was a lower victory margin than in his previous presidential wins. Turnout in the election was 80%, with a hotly contested election between the two candidates. There was significant support for Chávez amongst the Venezuelan lower class. Chávez's opposition blamed him for unfairly using state funds to spread largesse before the election to bolster Chavez's support among his primary electoral base, the lower class.




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