On Sunday, October 7, 2012, more than eight million people forged the story that led President Hugo Chávez to be reelected president of Venezuela for the third time, on a day known as the «Perfect Victory Day.»
The Perfect Victory, an unprecedented feat that fills us with strength to reaffirm our unwavering commitment to new victories. Commander Hugo Chávez obtained a resounding electoral victory by reaching more than 8 million votes, 55%, with a historical participation that exceeded 80% of the Venezuelan electorate, in a country where suffrage is not compulsory.
«Latin America and the Caribbean won, the peoples of our America won with the victory of the Venezuelan people,» Commander Chavez said on that occasion after the release of the first bulletin confirming the victory over opponent Henrique Capriles Radonski.
Chávez was re-elected as the standard-bearer of the coalition of parties known as the Great Patriotic Pole, which brings together the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, in addition to the Communist Party of Venezuela, the Homeland Party for All, the People’s Electoral Movement, Tupamaros, among others.
“Thanks to my beloved People!!! Long live Venezuela!!!! Long live Bolivar!!!!!”
– Hugo Chávez Frías (@chavezcandanga) October 8, 2012