Latest update: 10/10/2012
Hugo Chavez re-elected as Venezuela's president in tight race
Hugo Chavez has been re-elected for six more years as Venezuelan president. If he completes his term in office, he will have ruled the country for almost two decades. His self-styled "Chavista" followers called his re-election a victory for socialism. Yet six million people voted against Chavez, who faced the toughest electoral challenge of his presidential career.