Chavez allies sweep Venezuela vote, but Capriles holds seat




 
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Chavez allies sweep Venezuela vote, but Capriles holds seat
 
December 17th, 2012  
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Chavez allies sweep Venezuela vote, but Capriles holds seat
CARACAS (Reuters) - Allies of cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez swept to victory by taking nearly all of Venezuela's 23 states in elections on Sunday, but Henrique Capriles consolidated his position as top opposition leader by winning re-election as governor. Capriles, the 40-year-old governor of Miranda, beat Chavez's former vice president Elias Jaua to retain control of the country's second-most populous state, leaving him as candidate-in-waiting if Chavez's ill health forces him aside. ...




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