Report: Exit Poll Shows Henrique Capriles Defeats Hugo Chavez in Venezuela’s Presidential Election; No Official Results Released – 10/7/12 UPDATED: Results Expected Within a Few Minutes; Chavez Supporters Partying in the Streets UPDATED: Unofficial Word is that Chavez Wins UPDATED: Partial Results – Chavez 54%, Capriles 45% UPDATED: Chavez Declared Winner with 54% of the Vote
Maybe this is going to be a bad election season all the way around for Socialists. Let’s hope so!
THE DAILY CALLER: A Spanish news outlet is reporting that exit polls show socialist president Hugo Chavez has lost his bid for re-election to centrist opposition candidate Henrique Capriles.
According to an English language translation of the local report, based on Google Translate, Chavez is headed for defeat:
The candidate of the Democratic Unity Table (MUD), Henrique Capriles, is leading against Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez in the presidential elections held on Sunday … according to exit polls by consultancy Variance prior to the closing of polling stations. The time set for the closing was 12:30 a.m. Spanish time, however, and because of the long lines in some of them, polls have remained open without a definite closure time.
Despite the fact that Venezuelan law expressly prohibits the publication of polls, the Spanish outlet was free to conduct its polls. Its exit surveys indicate that Capriles won 51.3 percent of the vote, compared to Chavez’s 48.06 percent. . . . Read More
Partial results just announced in #Venezuela – Chavez: 54.42% of the vote – Capriles: 44.97% of the vote— Gio Benitez (@GioBenitez) October 8, 2012
Venezuela unofficial official word gives Chávez as the likely winner: No fat lady singing, but the unofficial/o… bit.ly/TjjZZ3— Otto Rock (@incakolanews) October 8, 2012
Chavez supporters apparently have already started to party: reut.rs/WFaDFY— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) October 8, 2012