Monday, February 16, 2009

Chavez Wins Venezuela Referendum

Well, so Hugo Chavez won't be leaving office in 2013 after all.

Tonight, Chavez won a referendum that would allow him to run for office indefinitely with approximately 54% support.

Back in December 2007, Venezuelans rejected sweeping constitutional changes that would have allowed him to run indefinitely.

Instead of throwing the kitchen sink at Venezuelans he sold them on the idea that he needed more time to complete his socialist revolution.

I look at it this way. If Chavez had lost tonight he would have had another referendum in 15 months time. Or until he got what he wanted.

Should Chavez lose at the polls in 2013 don't expect him to abide by the results. Chavez wants to be President for Life.

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