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Hugo Chavez registers for Venezuela presidential poll

  • President Hugo Chavez has registered to run for a third term in Venezuela's October's election.

    Chavez joined thousands of supporters outside the electoral office in the capital Caracas as he took part in his biggest rally since being diagnosed with cancer a year ago.

    Last week, President Chavez said recent examinations showed he was healthy to run for another six-year term in the October 7 poll.

    Chavez will face former state governor Henrique Capriles, who registered his candidacy on Sunday.