Chavez wins Venezuelan presidential election

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was reelected Sunday for another six-year term.

Chavez won with a 54 percent majority, defeating Henrique Capriles in the election and continuing his time in office with a fourth term.

Chavez won more than 7.4 million votes while Capriles won 6.1 million, according to the Washington Post. The president of the Venezuelan electoral college, Tibisay Lucena, said 80 percent of registered voters in the country voted in the election.

The socialist leader said he would focus on lowering crime and fixing government bureaucracy, while continuing his work on housing, education and health initiatives, said CNN.

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