Chavez Victorious with 54% of the Vote

With 54.36% of the vote, the "Yes" side in support of Hugo Chavez won the referendum today in Venezuela. This was the first official count of the day with 94.2% of the votes tallied.

National Electoral Council Chair
Tibisay Lucena made the announcement at 9:35 pm today at a press conference. The "Yes" side was victorious with 6,003,594 of the votes, while the "No" side received 5,040, 082.

Some 17 million people who registered with the National Electoral Council had the chance to cast their referendum vote on constitutional amendment. However, only 11,043,676 exercised this right.

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