Once again the Socialist United Party of Venezuela (PSUV) won the elections in the South American country, in this case regional ones, taking all states but three (Miranda, Lara and Amazonas).
Opposition leader Enrique Capriles retained therefore his title as Governor of Miranda but that is not good news because they lost five states to the Chavistas.
Critically the opposition lost control of the key oil-producing state of Zulia (better known internationally for its capital Maracaibo), the most populated and wealthiest of all Venezuela. They also lost Carabobo, Nueva Esparta, Táchira and Bolívar.
The result, according to Radio La Primerísima[es], is the following:
So while the health of President Chávez may not be the best, the health of his political line seems quite consolidated.