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Celebrations in Venezuela as Hugo Chavez wins vote

8 October 2012 Last updated at 07:16 BST

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has won a fourth term in office after defeating opposition leader Henrique Capriles.

Mr Chavez won 54% of the vote, the country's electoral council announced.

Noisy celebrations among Chavez supporters erupted across the capital Caracas following the result.

The BBC's Sarah Grainger reports from Caracas.