Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has won his third consecutive six-year-term in what was his tightest race since coming to power in 1998. Beating his youthful opponent, Henrique Capriles, by just nine points, the 58-year old's relatively slim victory reflects growing frustrations among his electorate. Here, a look back at Chávez's dramatic rise to power and tumultuous reign.
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