Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez won his third re-election campaign on Sunday against challenger Henrique Capriles - and that set the Twitterverse on fire.
Gracias a mi amado Pueblo!!! Viva Venezuela!!!! Viva Bolívar!!!!!
— Hugo Chávez Frías (@chavezcandanga) October 8, 2012
President Hugo Chavez tweets: Thank you to my beloved people!!!Viva Venezuela!!!! Viva Bolívar!!!!!
Yo seguiré trabajando,dedicando mi vida a tener un solo país,donde todos vivamos en armonía,con oportunidades,servir a los demás
— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) October 8, 2012
Opposition challenger Henrique Capriles: I will continue to work,dedicating my life to having one country,where all of us live in harmony, with opportunities, serve others
Un pueblo ignorante es un instrumento ciego de su propia destrucción
— Simón Bolívar (@elsimonbolivar) October 8, 2012
Parody account for late Venezuelan military and political leader, Simon Bolivar: An ignorant people is an instrument blind to its' own destruction.
#Venezuela: Chavez, Castro, Morales, Correa, Ortega + all LatinAmerica thugs cheat, steal and lie everyday so election day is no diff!
— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen) October 8, 2012
The First Latina to Serve in U.S. Congress, and chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Illeana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FLA): #Venezuela: Chavez, Castro, Morales, Correa, Ortega + all LatinAmerica thugs cheat, steal and lie everyday so election day is no diff!
Para los que preguntan: no hubo fraude. Lo que hubo es un candidato de a pie, compitiendo contra un Estado.
— Jorge Lanata PPT (@Lanataenel13) October 8, 2012
Jorge Lanata (journalist): For those who ask: there was no fraud. What there was, is a ordinary citizen, competing against a nation.
Tu victoria también es la nuestra. La de América del Sur y el Caribe.Fuerza Hugo! Fuerza Venezuela! Fuerza Mercosur y Unasur!
— Cristina Fernandez (@CFKArgentina) October 8, 2012
President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez: Your victory is also ours. It is South America's and the Caribbean's as well. Strength Hugo! Stength Venezuela! Strength Mercosur and Unasur!
El mundo entero observó un proceso electoral transparente, riguroso, pacífico y democrático.No hay margen para la duda. #Venezuela— Mariela Castro Espin (@CastroEspinM) October 8, 2012
Daughter of the President of Cuba Raul Castro, Mariela Castro Espin: The entire world observed a transparent electoral process, rigurous,orderly, and democratic. There is no room for doubt.
Hoy no logramos nuestro propósito.Compartimos un dolor profundo pero nuestra convicción para luchar está intacta
— María Corina Machado (@MariaCorinaYA) October 8, 2012
Maria Corina Machado, a founder, former vice president, and former president of the Venezuelan volunteer civil organization Súmate: Today we did not accomplish our goal. We share a deep pain but our conviction to fight on remains intact
From Chavez's government we must now demand that he keep campaign promises, strenghten institutions, civil liberties & end violence
— Mariana Atencio (@marianaatencio) October 8, 2012
Mariana Atencio (journalist): From Chavez's government we must now demand that he keep campaign promises, strengthen instutituions, civil liberties, end violence
— Wilmer Valderrama (@WValderrama) October 6, 2012
Actor Wilmer Valderrama tweets photo with his dad: Our people of #Venezuela, we ask that tomorrow, on Sunday...You vote for the future of our country. A father and son #venecos
— Dayana Mendoza (@Dayanamendoza) October 7, 2012
Dayana Mendoza, Celebrity Apprentice 2012 Contestant and Miss Universe 2008: Retweets fans @Leddz and @rierak: "Oh my god, @Dayanamendoza in front of me. She came really early to vote." @Dayanamendoza replies: hahaha how funny. kisses.