Hugo de los Reyes Chávez
|Hugo de los Reyes|
|Governor of Barinas|
|Preceded by||Rafael Rosales Peña|
|Succeeded by||Adán Chávez|
|Born||Hugo de los Reyes Chávez
January 6, 1933
|Political party||COPEI, Fifth Republic Movement, United Socialist Party of Venezuela|
|Relations||Hugo Chávez son
Adán Chávez son
Aníbal José Chávez Frías son
Rosa Inés de Chávez mother
Hugo de los Reyes Chávez (born January 6, 1933) is a Venezuelan state politician and the father of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez (1954 - 2013).
Chávez was a regional director of education and subsequently rose to prominence as a member of the Social Christian Party COPEI. He was Governor of Barinas from 1998 to 2008. He is best known as the father of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez; he is also the father of Adán Chávez, who succeeded him as Barinas Governor, and the Mayor of Sabaneta, Barinas, Anibal José Chávez Frías.
|Barinas State Governor Election, 2004 Results
Source: CNE data
The Chávez family is descended from the mestizos (primarily indigenous Amerindian) and mulattos (African and Spanish) that live in central Venezuela's vast and verdant llanos, home to a rural cattle ranching culture famed as restive and fiercely independent.
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