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16th February
2009
written by Sean Noble

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez gestures as he leaves the polling station

Hugo Chavez has done something Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon wasn’t able to get done – he’s convinced the people to rescind term limits so we can be president for life.  The vote to kill term limits won with 56 percent of the vote with a turnout of about 67 percent.  That means a minority of voters in Venezuela have now potentially saddled all of Venezuela with a communist dictator for years to come.  Proof that not participating in the political process can have real consequences.

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2 Comments

  1. Z
    16/02/2009

    Si, se puede! Just another preview of Change you can believe in.

  2. 18/02/2009

    It was close the last time and I don’t think anyone doubted Chavez would strong-arm this through. When you promise to take from the rich and give to the poor, you can win everytime. And, as long as the media is on your side, everything looks revolutionary. Yes, I am still talking about Venezuela.

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