Supporters of the Bolivarian Revolution Celebrate Chavez’s Reelection
By Venezuelanalysis.com / Agencia Venezuela de Noticias
With the announcement last night of Hugo Chavez’s reelection as president by 55% of the Venezuelan electorate, spontaneous crowds of Chavez supporters across the country gathered to celebrate the victory. Here are a selection of images of the celebrations, including some by Venezuelanalysis.com journalists who were on the ground in the Andean city of Merida and at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, where Chavez appeared to give his victory speech.
A women jumps with joy outside Miraflores presidential palace (Tamara Pearson / Venezuelanalysis.com)..
The view from the crowd of the Balcony of the People in Miraflores presidential palace (Tamara Pearson / Venezuelanalysis.com).
Chavez waves the Venezuelan flag while addressing the crowd from the Balcony of the People (AVN).
The crowd outside Miraflores (Tamara Pearson / Venezuelanalysis.com).
The crowd outside miraflores (AVN).
A women at a victory street party in central Caracas after the result was announced (AVN).
The street party (AVN).
The spontaneous street party in Caracas with Chavez supporters celebrating the result (AVN).
Within minutes of Chavez’s victory being announced, a crowd of over a thousand people gathered to celebrate in the central Plaza Bolivar of the Andean city of Merida, with Chavez supporters continuing to arrive over the next few hours. (Ewan Robertson / Venezuelanalysis.com).
The atmosphere was festive, with people dancing and singing to loudspeakers from the back of a campesino van, hugging, drinking the odd rum, and setting fireworks off (Ewan Robertson / Venezuelanalysis.com).
Families arrived to celebrate by raising the Venezuelan flag. (Ewan Robertson / Venezuelanalysis.com).
Afternoon, Monday 8 October – Thousands of Chavez supporters stream into the city of Merida from the surrounding towns and countryside in large motorcade to celebrate. (Ewan Robertson / Venezuelanalysis.com).
Groups of activists waved flags and sang revolutionary songs as they drove down into the Andean capital (Ewan Robertson / Venezuelanalysis.com).
Smiles all round. (Ewan Robertson / Venezuelanalysis.com).
Published on Oct 8th 2012 at 3.20pm