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Chavez Wants To Change Constitution to Allow Perpetual Re-Election

Posted by Atilla89 on August 17, 2007

I remember talking to my father about this dick Chavez just recently. Well now some interesting news has just come out about Chavez wanting to be able to be re-elected constantly. From Fox News

Chavez’s political allies firmly control the National Assembly, which is expected to approve the plan within several months. It then would have to be approved by citizens in a national referendum.

Critics accuse Chavez of seeking to become a lifelong leader, like his close friend Fidel Castro, Chavez denies allegations that he poses a threat to democracy, noting that he has repeatedly won elections by wide margins.

The Venezuelan leader predicted in a televised interview that “the immense majority of Venezuelans” would support his proposal to reform the constitution, but he also forecast a political struggle with the opposition.

Since his re-election to a fresh six-year term in December, Chavez has alarmed opponents who allege he is headed toward Cuba-style communism by creating a single ruling party and nationalizing the oil, telecommunications and electricity sectors.“The majority of Venezuelans don’t want socialism. He wants our country to be like Cuba, and we aren’t going to accept that,” said Linda Dos Santos, a 30-year-old shoe store owner who fears the government might seize second homes and distribute them among the poor.

Cox and Forkum have a great cartoon for this story.

Reflections of a Despot

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