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Venezuelans rally to show support for Hugo Chavez

AP 11/15/2011 01:23
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Thousands of Venezuelans have turned out to show support for President Hugo Chavez and his plan to run for re-election next year.



Sunday's rally is one of the few public events that the 57-year-old Chavez has attended in recent months as he recovers from cancer treatment.

He is vowing to win the 2012 presidential vote and another six-year term as he strives to push Venezuela toward socialism.

Chavez urged those at the rally to expect a difficult campaign next year. He says they must persuade undecided Venezuelans to vote for him rather than an opposition-backed candidate who could dismantle his social programs for the poor.


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