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Chavez allies sweep Venezuela vote, but Capriles holds seat

Miranda state Governor Henrique Capriles speaks during a news conference after being re-elected during Venezuela's regional elections in Caracas December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Miranda state Governor Henrique Capriles speaks during a news conference after being re-elected during Venezuela's regional elections in Caracas December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Miranda state Governor Henrique Capriles speaks during a news conference after being re-elected during Venezuela's regional elections in Caracas December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Miranda state Governor and candidate for re-election Henrique Capriles (C) greets supporters after casting his vote during regional election in Caracas December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Miranda state Governor and candidate for re-election Henrique Capriles (C) greets supporters after casting his vote during regional election in Caracas December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Miranda state Governor and candidate for re-election Henrique Capriles (C) greets supporters after casting his vote during regional election in Caracas December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A supporter of the Liberty and Refoundation Party (LIBRE) holds up an image of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as he attends a rally to pray for Chavez's health in Tegucigalpa December 15, 2012. REUTERS Jorge Cabrera

A supporter of the Liberty and Refoundation Party (LIBRE) holds up an image of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as he attends a rally to pray for Chavez's health in Tegucigalpa December 15, 2012. REUTERS Jorge Cabrera

A supporter of the Liberty and Refoundation Party (LIBRE) holds up an image of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as he attends a rally to pray for Chavez's health in Tegucigalpa December 15, 2012. REUTERS Jorge Cabrera
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Miranda state Governor Henrique Capriles speaks during a news conference after being re-elected during Venezuela's regional elections in Caracas December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Miranda state Governor Henrique Capriles speaks during a news conference after being re-elected during Venezuela's regional elections in Caracas December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Miranda state Governor Henrique Capriles speaks during a news conference after being re-elected during Venezuela's regional elections in Caracas December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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