[Venezuelanalysis.com's Michael Fox reports on how on Monday, Hugo Chavez was officially proclaimed President-elect of Venezuela for "the next 6 years”, with 7,161,637 votes, 62.89% of the total according to the first preliminary results from Venezuela's National Electoral Council. --Ed]
Chavez Officially Proclaimed President-Elect for 2007-2013
By Michael Fox - Venezuelanalysis.com
December 06, 2006
Caracas, Venezuela, December 5, 2006 (Venezuelanalysis.com)- With a large crowd of supporters outside, Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias was officially proclaimed President-elect of Venezuela for the “period of the next 6 years” by the Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) yesterday morning, with 7,161,637 votes, 62.89% of the total. His next term officially begins on February 2, 2007.
Chavez “humbly” accepted the certification of his election for his next term in a black suit and red tie, and spoke briefly congratulating and thanking the electoral power and Venezuela’s citizens.
“I receive this certification with a great humility and with a great commitment,” said Chavez.
Chavez announced that Venezuela will be a Latin American power, and that those who voted for him, voted for a project.
“Those that voted for me didn’t vote for a name, or a slogan, or a song,” said Chavez “They voted for a project, and just like 8 years ago, when I repeated everywhere that we were going to hold a constitutional assembly.”
“Today I say the same,” continued the Venezuelan President. “Those who voted for me, didn’t vote for me, they voted for a socialist project to construct a profoundly different Venezuela, they voted for a project, they voted for a profound consciousness.”
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