Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez re-elected
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Chávez gave these remarks from the presidential palace: "Truthfully, this has been the perfect battle, a democratic battle. Venezuela will continue its march toward the democratic socialism of the 21st century."
Chávez's main competitor in the election,, from the Primero Justicia ( ) party, got 44.73% of the vote. Radonski promised a shift towards more of a business-friendly stance: "Those who want progress, jobs, well-managed companies, somewhere we can develop small and medium businesses…everyone who wants that kind of country, come and join my bus for progress".
Turnout for the election was 81%.
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