Electoral chief: Allies of Chavez sweep gubernatorial seats in Venezuela elections

The Associated Press
December 17, 2012

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's electoral chief says allies of President Hugo Chavez have swept the country's gubernatorial elections, winning in at least 19 of 23 states.

National Electoral Council President Tibisay Lucena announced the results on Sunday night. Lucena said that with most votes counted, one of the three opposition candidates who won included opposition leader Henrique Capriles in Miranda state.