Quote of the day  Hugo Chávez on the Venezuelan election. by New Statesman  Published 10 August, 2012 - 07:24 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.