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Why Exactly Did Venezuela Re-Elect Hugo Chavez?

[credit provider=”AP”] Hugo Chávez has said he wants to remain in office as Venezuela’s president until 2031. He moved six years closer to that goal on October 7, when voters re-elected him to a new term, by a margin of almost 10 points over his centrist rival, Henrique Capriles of […]
Why Exactly Did Venezuela Re-Elect Hugo Chavez?
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HUGO CHAVEZ PROCLAIMED WINNER OF VENEZUELAN ELECTION

UPDATE: The AP is reporting that President Hugo Chavez has been proclaimed victor in the Venezuelan elections, according to the country’s National Electoral Council. ABC News reports he won by a comfortable margin of 1 million votes.
HUGO CHAVEZ PROCLAIMED WINNER OF VENEZUELAN ELECTION
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The Venezuelan Presidential Race May Be A Lot Tighter Than Most People Ever Thought Was Possible

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Fernando Llano” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=dl&id=4ff6adb692c348f290661b22df7aae59&showact=results&sort=relevance&sh=10&kwstyle=and&dbm=PY2011&adte=1347569021&ish=x&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=4ff6adb692c348f290661b22df7aae59&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Many observers were ready to call the Venezuelan presidential election before the campaigning even got started, due to Huge Chavez’s media control, high approval ratings and populist leadership.However, while Chavez may well be the eventual victor, the election may be considerably closer than many had […]
The Venezuelan Presidential Race May Be A Lot Tighter Than Most People Ever Thought Was Possible