CNN reports on the claim of victory for Hugo Chavez, as he claims “a clear victory for the people” as he “democratically” assumes perpetual and absolute personal power. CNN notes that,
He [Chavez] withstood a coup attempt in April 2002, which he accused the United States of fomenting, and a recall referendum in August 2004. In a parliamentary election in late 2005, Chavez supporters gained control of the National Assembly, and a year later he was easily re-elected to another six-year term.
No mention of his own background as a military officer who staged a violent failed military coup in 1992, after which he announced publicly that he and his other coup plotters had only failed “for now” (por ahora).