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Photos: Chavez wins Venezuela election

Published 7:39 AM ET, Mon October 8, 2012
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez greets supporters after receiving news of his re-election in Caracas on Sunday, October 7. With 90% of the ballots counted, Chavez, who has been president since 1999, defeated Henrique Capriles Radonski with 54.42% of the votes, according to an National Electoral Council official. Photos: Venezuela's presidential vote AFP/Getty Images
Chavez supporters celebrate after receiving news of his victory Sunday night in Caracas. AFP/Getty Images
Chavez backers cheer Sunday night as provisional returns show the president won a new six-year term. AFP/Getty Images
The Venezuelan leader addresses supporters Sunday night in Caracas. Fireworks peppered the sky over the capital soon after the provisional results were announced. AFP/Getty Images
Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski waves to supporters Sunday night in Caracas after learning of his defeat. During the campaign, he criticized the Chavez administration for inefficiencies, infrastructure shortcomings and corruption. AFP/Getty Images
Chavez greets a crowd before voting Sunday. The 58-year-old leader has been weakened by two surgeries for cancer, keeping secret the type of cancer and his prognosis. Photos: Venezuela's presidential vote AFP/Getty Images