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 - deceased)
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 former Venzuelan president Hugo Chávez.
Chávez was a regional director of education and subsequently rose to prominence as a member of the Social Christian Party COPEI. He was (from 1998 to 2008) governor of Barinas in Venezuela. He is best known as the father of late Venzuelan president Hugo Chávez, of the current governor of Barinas Adán Chávez, and of the mayor of Sabaneta, Barinas, Anibal José Chávez Frías. His mother is Rosa Inés de Chávez.
|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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