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Hugo Chavez will ‘return on resurrection day’, says Ahmadinejad

The Guardian Contributor
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Hugo Chávez’s foreign allies have paid tribute to the Venezuelan president, who died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, praising him as a champion of liberation and promising that his influence would live on.

Some even joined Venezuela in announcing mourning periods for the charismatic leader, who divided opinion abroad with his scathing criticism of the US and friendships with countries ostracised by the west.

The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said Chávez would “return on resurrection day.”

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