Chavez wins Venezuelan presidency

The results were just released a few minutes ago: Hugo Chavez has won another term as president.

The voter turnout was impressive; apparently, they had a voter turnout of over 80%.

I have difficulty with this one. As I said in a previous post, I did not meet a single person in Venezuela who planned to vote for Chavez. Apparently, he won 54% of the vote, to Capriles’ 45%.

I wonder what will happen next. Will it be a peaceful continuation of power? As I write this, Capriles is speaking live, doing a concession speech. It is amazing how quickly he is giving this speech, but I suppose it is necessary in order to prevent major demonstrations and to ensure a peaceful continuation of power. Wow; I cannot help but be surprised by this one.

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