Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez faces his toughest challenge since his first
successful run in 1998.
DE: Though the older generation seems to have vehemently supported Chavez, a new day has emerged as the younger generation grows tired of crime and poverty. The Venezuelan dictator has ruled for far too long as far as they are concerned. However, the President is a brilliant orator and still draws support from poorer communities. They believe that his nationalization of the oil industry and spending money on social programs gives them more hope than they would have had otherwise. Either way, it appears that this election will be much closer than 2006 when Chavez won by 26%.