Posted by | October 7, 2012 23:56 | Filed under: Top Stories

Hugo Chavez defeated Henrique Capriles to remain president of Venezuela.

With about 90 percent of votes counted, Chavez had more than 54 percent of the vote, and Capriles had 45 percent, National Electoral Council president Tibisay Lucena said. She said 81 percent of the nearly 19 million registered voters cast ballots, one of the largest turnouts in years.

It was Chavez’s third re-election victory in nearly 14 years in office, though by a smaller margin than in 2006, when he won 63 percent of the votes.

By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.