Latest update: 10/10/2012
A close race between Chavez and Capriles
He's had 14 years in power and he wants six more. Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has survived a coup attempt, protests and several votes against his administration. He swept to victory easily back in 2006, but now faces a serious challenge from long-time opponent Henrique Capriles. The 40-year-old lawyer is backed by a coalition of more than 30 opposition parties.