Thursday, August 16, 2007

Hugo Chavez - Consolidating Power

Chavez proposes unlimited re-election

Chavez proposed changing the Venezuelan constitution to extend the term for presidents from 6 to 7 years and to allow a sitting president to be re-elected to an unlimited number of consecutive terms.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Of course there would be elections every year - elections with just Chavez and his cronies on the ballot. Just like the elections held in Germany during the '30s and '40s, or like the ones in the former Soviet Union, or those which are held in Cuba today.

In the end it's the Venezuelan people who will be the losers in such elections.

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