Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez reelected until 2019
President Hugo Chávez was reelected with 7,444,082 votes (54.42%), while opposition candidate Henrique Capriles won 6,151,544 votes (44.97%)
Upon the participation of as many as 80.94% of the electorate, Chávez has pulled off a historical victory that will allow him to stay in office until 2019.
Early in the afternoon, Chávez said in a telephone call to his campaign team press office that the presidential election held on Sunday "had been memorable, historical, and with a high turnout."
As for the rest of the candidates, Reina Sequera obtained 64,281 (0.46%) votes; Luis Alfonso Reyes 7,372 (0.05%); María Bolívar 6,969 (0.05%) and Orlando Chirinos 3,706 (0.02%).
The CNE president explained that the first report comprised 35,122 tally sheets, which total 13,677,934 votes, 263,954 out of which were null.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.