Sunday, October 7, 2012

Venezuela Holds Elections

As we Americans look forward to ours, a month away, Venezuela held their elections today, with incumbent president Hugo Chavez facing challenger Henrique Capriles.  Turnout has been high enough to force polling stations to stay open past the official 6:00 p.m. closing time.  The race is expected to be close.  As of this posting, the results have not been announced.

Read more at:
BBC News, the Guardian, Reuters, CNN, and the Washington Post.

UPDATE:  According to the Daily Caller, a Spanish news outlet reports that according to exit polls, Capriles is leading by about 51% to 48%.  However, the offical results have still not been announced.

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