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Hugo Chávez on the Venezuelan election.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez shows a revolver that belonged to Liberator Simon Bolivar during celebrations of Bolivar's brithday in Caracas. Photograph: Getty Images.

A group of the bourgeoisie is preparing to reject the people's triumph, that's very clear.

Hugo Chávez predicts that the Venezuelan opposition won't respond well to his (inevitable) re-election.

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