Venezuela Presidential election

Venezuela faces political volatility as opposition rejects Maduro's win

Supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles face off against riot police in Caracas as they demonstrated for a recount of the votes in Sunday's election. Photo: Reuters

Venezuelans faced the prospect of extended political instability after Nicolas Maduro was proclaimed president-elect and opposition supporters started to march in the streets for a second day to demand a full recount of Sunday's election.

Wednesday, 17 April, 2013, 3:33am

Venezuela polls open to decide Chavez successor

A woman walks past an electoral poster of Venezuela's Acting President and presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Photo: Xinhua

One month after Chavez died, supporters of acting President Maduro played military-style bugles to wake up people before dawn and later voters stood in lines, from the capital’s hillside slums to its wealthier districts.

14 Apr 2013 - 7:07pm

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13 Apr 2013 - 3:21am

Venezuela election to select Chavez successor set for mid-April

A man sells photos of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the Simon Bolivar Square, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo: Xinhua

Opinion polls have shown Nicolas Maduro as the likely winner, but Chavez’s opponents said they wanted a chance to end “Chavismo” at the voting booth.

10 Mar 2013 - 11:54am 1 comment

Chavez beats the odds to fight another round

A sea of enthusiastic supporters of Hugo Chavez scramble for a spot to listen to their hero outside the presidential palace. Photo: AP

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shrugged off cancer and a unified opposition to triumph yet again at the ballot box and claim another six-year mandate to pursue his socialist revolution.

9 Oct 2012 - 4:44am

Chavez revels in Venezuela re-election victory

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with supporters in Caracas on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez revelled in his comfortable election victory that may extend his rule to 20 years, as he vowed to deepen his socialist revolution.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chavez calls for pre-dawn turnout at Venezuela vote

Venezuela's President and election candidate Hugo Chavez (right) participating in a campaign rally in Yaritagua, Yaracuy state, on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez urged his supporters to vote early at Sunday’s election, saying the key to him winning another six-year term was organisation and logistics.

3 Oct 2012 - 1:22pm