Hugo Chavez says he would vote for Obama
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has weighed in on the US presidential race, saying he prefers President Barack Obama.
Chavez also said in a televised interview that aired Sunday that he'd like to have "normal" relations with the US government.
"If I were American, I'd vote for Obama," the firebrand Venezuelan leader said.
Chavez is running for re-election,seeking another six years in office in an October 7 vote. Democratic US President Obama faces Republican Mitt Romney in his November re-election bid.
Venezuela has had tense relations with the US for the years, and the two countries' embassies have been without ambassadors since 2010.
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