Elections in Venezuela: Chavez sent a message during the electoral ban
Venezuela, October 7, 2012
The current president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, sent a message to the people after the beginning of the elections.
His opponent, Henrique Capriles, went through Caracas jogging with his followers.
The people, through the polls today will decide who will be their new president to govern Venezuela for 6 years, if they prefer the alternative of Henrique Capriles, who joined forces in an unprecedented attempt to defeat the now famous’ revolution Bolivarian ‘, or Chavez who won the presidential election in December 1998 with 56.5 percent and took office on February 2 next year and that its promises is the change of the Constitution, in force since 1961, and since as president promoted what became known as ‘Bolivarian Constitution’.
With this new constitution, Venezuela again go to the polls in 2000 to endorse to all charges and was thereafter began when Chavez’s second term, and six years and lasted until 2007.
Capriles, chosen by the opposition in a primary historical held in February, has the support of more than a dozen opposition parties that came together under the label of Table for Democratic Unity (MUD).
They are called to vote around 19 million Venezuelans, of which just over 100,000 were overseas.
Voting is not compulsory in Venezuela, but considered to be submitted nearly 96.5 percent of those eligible to vote.
Results are expected after midnight and only when the trend is irreversible.