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Symonenko congratulates Chavez with victory at president’s elections in Venezuela

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Oct. 08, 2012 16:21
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The leader of the Communist Party Petro Symonenko has congratulated Hugo Chavez on his re-election as president of Venezuela.
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The leader of the Communist Party Petro Symonenko has congratulated Hugo Chavez on his re-election as president of Venezuela.

According to the Communist Party's press service, Symonenko wished him success fighting for economic and political sovereignty and against "the transformation of Venezuela into a U.S. source of raw materials colony and international capital."

The leader of the party said all attempts of the internal forces to organize the next "color" revolution, this time in Venezuela, had collapsed because the social and economic policy of Chavez meets the interests of ordinary people.

As reported, the president of Venezuela won at elections and will hold the presidential post for a fourth time. He won 54.5% of the vote. Forty five percent of the electorate voted for his main competitor, opposition leader Henrique Capriles.

Chavez presented his program for the continuation of his socialist reforms, in the context of which he has nationalized a number of big companies. In Venezuela, the president is elected for a six-year term.

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