Hugo Chavez has taken been returned as President of Venezuela for another 6 years after winning over 60% of the votes in the election on Sunday. His main rival, Manuel Rosales, has conceded defeat after taking less than 40% of the vote.
One taxi driver from a shanty town said while driving through a rich neighborhood, "People round here do not know what it is like in the slums. It is a bigger party than New Year's Eve."
The election had a high turn out and a large number of international observers. Critics of Hugo Chavez claim that he is concentrating power and that Venezuela's resources are being wasted.