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Chavez announces election bid

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 00:39

June 12 - Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez announces candidacy to tens of thousands. Julie Noce reports.

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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez announced his candidacy for reelection to throngs of cheering supporters Monday. Chavez held up his registration papers for the October 7th elections-- which most polls have him winning, despite his recent battle with cancer. In his first appearance after undergoing rounds of radiotherapy treatment in Cuba-- the enthusiastic leader told supporters he expects to win , quote, by a knockout. Analysts expect a highly contentious election as Chavez's socialist model is put to the test. Julie Noce, Reuters

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Chavez announces election bid

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 00:39