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Hugo Chavez wins fourth term as Venezuela president
BBC ^ | 7 October 2012

Posted on 10/07/2012 8:06:34 PM PDT by Racehorse

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has won a fourth term in office after defeating opposition leader Henrique Capriles, electoral officials say.

Mr Chavez won 54% of the vote, the country's electoral council announced.

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

Turnout was 80% in the hotly contested election and voting was extended beyond the official closing time at some polling stations with long queues.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: chavezwins; hugochavez; venezuela; venezuelaelection; venezuelaexitpolls
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To: Viennacon

LOL

For a second I thought it read “Pin Tot Tyrant”.


51 posted on 10/07/2012 10:11:55 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SeminoleCounty

And Maria Chonchita Alonzo isn’t...


52 posted on 10/07/2012 10:18:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Racehorse

53 posted on 10/07/2012 10:21:37 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Racehorse

I’m only surprised they bother having an election at all.


54 posted on 10/07/2012 10:30:57 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: Racehorse

Does he anyone but Jimmy Carter think he won fair and square?


55 posted on 10/07/2012 10:44:13 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

No one will ever know what the real vote results were


56 posted on 10/07/2012 10:48:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: All; Racehorse

I wonder why the GOP does not mention 0b0z0’s love of Chavez and ask what has been done in regards to recovering private US oil industry company assets that were taken through Venezuelan seizure and government takeover?


57 posted on 10/07/2012 10:51:26 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: Racehorse

It seems these days tyrants stay in power by holding *elections* - which they *win.*

I guess they think that makes them *look good.*

Our vote is to be counted in Spain, courtesy of Soros. How can we lose.

People wanting to ‘ride the midnight horse’ and do a patriot thing should get involved with the voting process. In their local area. It starts there.

Remember that Romney won Iowa - NOT. After he had a nice time basking in his win - a local patriot entered the picture to point out - the vote had not been counted right.

Guess who then actually won Iowa, after they did recheck the votes - Rick Santorem.


58 posted on 10/07/2012 11:10:33 PM PDT by PraiseTheLord
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To: Racehorse; All

Eighty percent turnout, that’s amazing. We should do half as well. Any word on his cancer?


59 posted on 10/07/2012 11:12:27 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Racehorse

Here is a FR thread a few days ago with good info and links about vote methods and fraud etc.

Beware Electronic Voting

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2939651/posts


60 posted on 10/07/2012 11:19:26 PM PDT by PraiseTheLord
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To: Racehorse

He, probably, doesn’t have much longer to live, anyways, and a new election will end up taking place, soon.


61 posted on 10/07/2012 11:56:31 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

I don’t know...... that old goat Castro, who has been on his deathbed since 2005, is still kicking, or at least a decent cardboard likeness of said windbag.


62 posted on 10/08/2012 12:03:52 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Racehorse
I'm shocked, I tell you; shocked!
63 posted on 10/08/2012 2:01:14 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Racehorse
I'm sure Obama is happy as I'm sure are his comrades at DU and Daily Kos.

Snips from this Fox article:

The state governor who lost Sunday's presidential vote, Henrique Capriles, had accused the flamboyant incumbent of unfairly leveraging to his advantage Venezuela's oil wealth as well as his near total control of state institutions.

Snip

Nevertheless, the populace endorsed once again Chavez's stated aim of converting Venezuela into a socialist state.

Snip

Capriles had vowed to seriously address violent crime that has spun out of control, streamline a patronage-bloated bureaucracy and end rampant corruption, but his promises proved inadequate against Chavez's charisma, well-oiled political machine and legacy of putting Venezuela's poor first with generous social welfare programs.

Substitute Obama in for Chavez the day after our election (if he wins).

Snip

Chavez will now have a freer hand to push for an even bigger state role in the economy, as he pledged during the campaign, and to continue populist programs. He's also likely to further limit dissent and deepen friendships with U.S. rivals.

A Capriles victory would have brought a radical foreign policy shift including a halt to preferential oil deals with allies such as Cuba, along with a loosening of state economic controls and an increase in private investment.

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"The revolution will continue, thanks to God and the people of this great country," said Gonzalez.

See if you are running around celebrating when the full socialist/communist takeover is complete.

Voter turnout was an impressive 81 percent, compared to 75 percent in 2006. Chavez paid close attention to his military-like get-out-the-vote organization at the grass roots, stressing its importance at campaign rallies. The opposition said he unfairly plowed millions in state funds into the effort.

Sounds like Obama and libs signing up voters to vote for Democrats.

One pro-Chavez voter, private bodyguard Carlos Julio Silva, said that whatever his faults, Chavez deserved to win for spreading the nation's oil wealth to the poor with free medical care, public housing and other government programs. The country has the world's largest proven oil reserves.

"There is corruption, there's plenty of bureaucracy, but the people have never had a leader who cared about this country," Silva said after voting for Chavez in the Caracas slum of Petare.

Woohoo! Free stuff! Caring = Free Stuff! Who cares if the quality is subpar?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-15156772

Chavez's critics accused the president of inflaming divisions by labeling his opponents "fascists," `'Yankees" and "neo-Nazis," and it's likely hard for many of his opponents to stomach another six years of the loquacious and conflictive leader.

Ah, good ole' liberal tolerance. It will only get worse the more control he gets.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/10/07/venezuelan-president-hugo-chavez-wins-another-6-year-term-electoral-council/#ixzz28hHCBinJ

64 posted on 10/08/2012 2:19:45 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Is 0bama going to STEAL our election too?

Spain is counting our vote, good bet.

65 posted on 10/08/2012 2:47:23 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Racehorse

They’re clearly past the point of being able to vote their way out of whatever they’re in...


66 posted on 10/08/2012 2:56:36 AM PDT by varmintman (November Sixth || Obunga is Through || Bork Obunga || Before He Borks You || Burma Shave)
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To: Pinkbell
I wonder if Obama is going to call in his approval or hide it until November 7th? We are perilously close to the same future for the US and Obama and the left in the US intend to win by any means necessary.
67 posted on 10/08/2012 3:01:40 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Racehorse

I ain’t believing it until Jimmy Carter certifies it.


68 posted on 10/08/2012 3:55:12 AM PDT by Will88
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To: bimboeruption

Thanks for the correction. Was thinking this morning that it was probably Stalin, then read your reply. Couldn’t remember exactly.


69 posted on 10/08/2012 4:26:54 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Racehorse

I’m not surprised at all.


70 posted on 10/08/2012 4:53:03 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9

Fox News are kool-aid drinkers on this story.


71 posted on 10/08/2012 5:10:35 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: varmintman
"They’re clearly past the point of being able to vote their way out of whatever they’re in..."

This is a classic example of why failed coup leaders should be executed. Chavez led a coup and was only jailed for a few years and then freed. He came back and took over the country. Now, Chavez will never leave the Maximum Leader position alive.

72 posted on 10/08/2012 5:11:19 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Racehorse

Did Jimmy get to dance with Hugo?


73 posted on 10/08/2012 5:13:22 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Truth29

Good advice, even better is that these 3rd world countries are run for the benefit of an oligarchy. They don’t have a history of liberty or even a clear conception of it. Property rights don’t exist in the English tradition. The Spanish/Catholic legacy isn’t a good one for forming republics.


74 posted on 10/08/2012 5:27:34 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Racehorse

Romney/Ryan should use this event to press their argument for greater energy independence for the US.


75 posted on 10/08/2012 5:47:32 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: Truth29
This is a classic example of why failed coup leaders should be executed.

My thoughts, too.

76 posted on 10/08/2012 5:47:32 AM PDT by livius
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To: Racehorse

I don’t know if we should feel that sorry for VZ. I would take a cancer ridden Chavez over a healthy 0bama. At least the Lord will probably term limit Chavez, but who knows what will happen with 0bama.


77 posted on 10/08/2012 6:27:07 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: livius

An excellent dissertation on who Chavez is, his true agenda and his willingness to use whatever means are necessary to stay in power. He’s a latter day Salvador Allende. Fortunately for Chile, they had a Pinochet who put an end to the madness and saved his country from ruin - no matter how his countrymen now forget his contributions. Without a Pinochet, Venezuela will squander its resources and the madman Chavez will resort to increasingly draconian measures to keep the citizens of Venezuela under his heel.


78 posted on 10/08/2012 7:32:17 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: littleharbour

Here’s the link from the Heritage Foundation

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/09/the-chavez-plan-to-steal-venezuelas-presidential-election-what-obama-should-do


79 posted on 10/08/2012 7:33:04 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: Racehorse

Vladimir Putin taught Chavez well....


80 posted on 10/08/2012 9:07:44 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Kick Obama out of the White House in 2012.)
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To: Thunder90

81 posted on 10/08/2012 9:22:12 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Kick Obama out of the White House in 2012.)
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To: Racehorse

People in Venezuela need to resurrect Simon Bolivar.


82 posted on 10/08/2012 9:35:40 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Annoy the Establishment! Vote for Akin!)
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To: Racehorse

Civil war. Within 5 years. Damn.


83 posted on 10/08/2012 9:43:50 AM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: littleharbour
"Fox News are kool-aid drinkers on this story."

FTFY
84 posted on 10/08/2012 11:10:51 AM PDT by redtetrahedron ("Before I formed thee in the bowels of thy mother, I knew thee" - Jer 1:5)
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To: Racehorse

Why wasn’t Jimmie ‘the geek’ Carter there to monitor the vote counting?


85 posted on 10/08/2012 12:07:05 PM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: Jonty30

He only got 140% of the vote. He is slipping.


86 posted on 10/09/2012 7:42:02 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: Pinkbell

it’s likely hard for many of his opponents to stomach another six years of the loquacious and conflictive leader.

What with their being in prison and at work camps.


87 posted on 10/09/2012 5:45:47 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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