Chavez supporters party on anticipated win in Venezuela vote

CARACAS Sun Oct 7, 2012 10:09pm EDT

CARACAS Oct 7 (Reuters) - Supporters of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez began setting off fireworks and partying in the street on Sunday night in anticipation of victory in the presidential election.

Various aides to Chavez published celebratory messages on Twitter, while some supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles began crying at his campaign center, Reuters witnesses said.

"Perfect victory! The fatherland has won," Tweeted Interior Minister Tareck el Aissami. There was no confirmation from election authorities who have stressed it is illegal to declare victory before an official announcement.

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Comments (18)
Hugh14 wrote:
I weep for my country. An election stolen.

The number of null votes, the intimidation, threats of violence…it all worked apparently, at least enough to make his victory plausible to the outside world. But in my heart of hearts I knew Chavez and his Cuban allies would never let him lose an election, no matter the vote.

As a committed leftist, I weep for what this man has done to my country in the name of ‘socialism’. To all the leftists in the world who think he is a good leader and really won this election, open your eyes. Null votes approaching 15%! Tricks, lies, ahhh.

Oct 07, 2012 10:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CitizenPain wrote:
how do you say ‘ACORN’ in spanish?

Oct 07, 2012 10:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
clarify wrote:
This doesn’t look like the loser’s supporters are going to take the loss well, especially Chavez.

Oct 07, 2012 10:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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