Published On: Wed, Oct 10th, 2012

Chavez proclaimed president of Venezuela

CARACAS – We’ve just received information from the editors of LaPatilla.com that Hugo Chavez arrived Wednesday at the International Press Center of the National Electoral Council (CNE), in which he will be declared elected as President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, after victories of last Sunday's election with over 55% of the votes.

The presidential elections of October 7 became the highest participation in the history of democracy in Venezuela, whereas 80.67% of eligible voters went to the polls.

The president of the CNE, Tibisay Lucena, opened the ceremony, thanking Venezuelan participation in the elections on October 7. The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, said on Wednesday that the presidential election on Sunday showed again that Venezuela celebrates a participatory democracy.

"Over 80% of the electoral roll in Venezuela voted out of free conviction, and those who do not recognize this sentence will be left behind in history written by our people," he said during the proclamation of Hugo Chavez as president-elect of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for the period 2013-2019, from the headquarters of the Electoral Power in Caracas.

Lucena hands over documents to Hugo Chavez attesting him as the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Chavez said that all state institutions should follow the example shown by the electoral authority.

"All social institutions of the new state, law and justice, we should follow the example of Venezuelan Electoral Power: how it has made and how it was built with transparency and delivery," he said during the proclamation ceremony in Caracas.

President Chavez announced that the new Vice President of the Republic will be Nicolas Maduro.

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