Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
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Hugo Chavez celebrates re-election in Venezuela

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

Mr Chavez won 54% of the vote, the country's electoral council announced, with turnout at about 81%.

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

Mr Chavez said Venezuela would continue its march towards socialism but also vowed he would be a "better president".

Helen Grainger reports.

  • 08 Oct 2012
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