Alberto Garcia lives in the Petare barrio, in the east of Caracas, but was born in Maracaibo, Zulia state. Like thousands of others, he didn't wait for election results to be announced before taking to Avenida Urdaneta, the road which runs through the centre of the capital up to Miraflores, the Presidential palace.
"Chavez is more dangerous now he has died than when he was alive," Alberto tells me. "He liberated us from the imperialist powers ... here, we have democracy!"
Fifteen year-old Jonayca is also in the crowds, too young to vote, surrounded by a group of friends from school. "We are here for our future," he says, "we want to defend our country."