Wednesday, 6 December 2006

Hugo Chavez wins Venezualan Election

Monday, 4th December 2006

Hugo Chavez has won the election in Venezuala, claiming it to be "another defeat for the devil who wants to dominate the world", refering to US president George W Bush.

Mr Chavez vowed to start a socialist revolution, and saluted Fidel Castro. "More than 60% voted for the socialist project" Mr Chavez told cheering supports from the balcony of the presidential palace in Caracas, the capital of Venezuala. He said that his supporters "voted for 21st century socialism, this new era of social democracy".

Hugo Chavez became Venezualan president in 1998. Venezualan law prevents him from running again until 2012.

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