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Students protest the re-election of Hugo Chavez

Tuesday, October 09, 2012 - 00:58

Oct. 9 - Hundreds of supporters of opposition candidate Henrique Capriles block Caracas' avenue in protest against Chavez victory. Sarah Charlton reports.

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Hundreds of students gather in the Venezuelan capital, demonstrating against the re-election of President Hugo Chavez. Supporting opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, they called for a re-count of votes from Sunday's (October 7) presidential election. SOUNDBITE: UNIVERSITY STUDENT ALEJANDRA GONZALEZ SAYING (Spanish): "We want our votes to count, we want to live in a democracy, we want to be free, we want to have a future. That is why we are here and we are not leaving until there is a manual count. We want justice." Chavez claimed a comfortable victory with almost 55 percent of the vote. But analysts say a slim margin of victory shows a growing frustration at day-to-day problems such as crime. With another six-year term beginning, Chavez's rule now extends to two decades in power.

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Students protest the re-election of Hugo Chavez

Tuesday, October 09, 2012 - 00:58