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About Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez is the Venezuelan President. He has been the president of Venezuela for over 14 years.

Processional Career

Hugo Chavez has been in power since 1999 was re-elected in 2012 after spending over 14 years as President of Venezuela.

2012 Re-election

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has won re-election for another six-year term on 7 October 2012 against his toughest rival in nearly 14 years in office. This is his third re-election victory. After 90 percent of the votes were tallied, Chavez received 54 percent to 45 percent for his opponent Henrique Capriles Radonski. Chavez supporters have celebrated on the streets in Caracas after the news. The turnout in the elections is one of the largest in years.

Shortly after 11:30 pm, Chavez stepped out onto the balcony of the presidential palace to greet his supporters. Addressing the people, he said "My words of recognition go out from here to all who voted against us, a recognition for their democratic temperment."

After he finished his speech, Chavez wiped off the sweat on his face with a bright red handkerchief and waved the national flag.

Chavez received 55% of the vote against 44% for Henrique Capriles.

After his re-election on Sunday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has named Nicolas Maduro as the new vice-president on 10 October 2012. Maduro is the current Foreign Minister and a close advisor to President Chavez.

Chavez will be sworn in in January for his fourth term which term ends 2019 and if he completes it successfully, he will have been in power for two full decades.

Personal Biography

In September 2009, Singer Courtney Love reportedly has the hots for Venezuelan President Chavez.

Battle with Cancer

Hugo Chavez is currently battling with cancer. Despite the concerns for his health, Chavez is still going about his business. In 2011 - 2012, Hugo Chavez has undergone several rounds of treatment for cancer. He never revealed the details of his illness to the public.

Hugo Chavez has returned to Cuba on December 9, 2012 for another operation after doctors found that his Cancer surfaced again. He announced his successor asking his supporters to vote for Vice President Nicolas Maduro if a new election had to be held.

Chavez was resting in a Cuban hospital on 11 Dec 2012 after undergoing a complex surgery to deal with the recurring cancer. Vice President Nicolas Maduro has announced in a televised speech that the operation was successful and it may take several days to recover. In an emotional speech, Maduro said, "You have to come back, and we'll be waiting for you - us your children. We've sworn to be loyal to you beyond this life. If we had other lives to live we would still be loyal and we would be your soldiers forever."

Hugo Chavez in News

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Sean Penn visits Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez
Sean Penn meets Chavez at an election rally in Valencia

Venezuelan candidate Capriles to challenge Chavez in prez polls
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Cancer-hit Venezuelan Prez Chavez says 'everything fine' after tests
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is taking an opiate '100 times stronger than morphine' to get relief from cancer, which has entered the last stage.

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President Hugo Chavez says he will soon return to Venezuela after undergoing more cancer treatment in Cuba to campaign for a third term in office.

'Cancer-hit' Chavez dismisses 'deteriorating health' rumours
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has dismissed rumours that his health took a turn for the worse, and added that he is planning to return home by Thursday after his latest round of cancer treatment in Cuba.

Cancer hit Venezuelan President Chavez flying to Cuba for radiation therapy
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he is flying to Cuba to begin radiation therapy on Sunday, a month after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.

Cancer-hit-Venezuelan President Chavez flying to Cuba for radiation therapy
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he is flying to Cuba to begin radiation therapy on Sunday, a month after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.

Venezuelan President Chavez reveals recently removed tumor was cancerous
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has revealed that a new tumor that was recently removed from his pelvic region was cancerous like the baseball-sized growth extracted from his body about seven months ago.

Chavez's daughter goads fury, poses with dollars
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Doctors say cancer-stricken Chavez has 'less than one year to live'
Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, who suffered from cancer, has been told by doctors that he has less than a year to live.

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Cancer stricken Chavez 'may only have a few months to live': Ex US envoy
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Chavez declares he is 'free of cancer'
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Sean Penn pushed Hugo Chavez to help free US hikers from Iran
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