DHAKA: Hugo Chavez president of Venezuela has registered to run for a third term in October`s elections.
Mr Chavez joined tens of thousands of supporters outside the electoral office in the capital, Caracas, in his biggest rally since he was diagnosed with cancer a year ago.
In apparent good health, he sang and danced in front of the crowd, promising to fight and win.
"It has been a difficult year. I thank God for this life," he said.
Close advisers had promised a show of force by the 57-year-old president, who has made few public appearances since returning from treatment in Cuba a month ago.
He arrived on top of a truck, wearing the national colours and waving to supporters along the streets of the city.
"I give this to you with a promise to fight, to battle, and of course to win," Mr Chavez said as he registered.
He then addressed the crowd at a square outside the building.
"We have been the victims of a psychological war, with people announcing my death several times when I was in Cuba," he said.
On Saturday he said recent examinations showed he was now healthy and fit to run for another six-year term in the 7 October poll.
BDST: 1015 HRS, June 12, 2012
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