Agence France-PresseMarch 5, 2013 18:00
The following is a chronology of events in the political career of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday at the age of 58:
-- February 4, 1992: Chavez, then a 37-year-old paratrooper lieutenant colonel, leads a failed coup. He is jailed for two years.
-- December 6, 1998: Chavez is elected president with 56 percent of the vote. He takes office in February 1999.
-- July 30, 2000: Chavez is re-elected with 56.9 percent of the vote, seven months after a constitutional reform that extended presidential terms from five years to six.