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Originally posted by Riwka
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has survived a referendum to recall him
With 94 percent of the vote counted, 58 percent voted to keep Chavez in office, said Francisco Carrasquero, president of the election commission.
Chavez supporters immediately set off fireworks and began celebrating in the street
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Two pro-opposition electoral officials questioned the result, said procedural checks had not been carried out on the results as required.
[edit on 16-8-2004 by Riwka]