Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday urged supporters to work on a constitutional reform that would let him stay in office as long he keeps winning elections, a year after voters narrowly rejected this same proposal in a referendum.Chavez is now in his second term, and Venezuela's constitution limits him to two terms. His current term expires in 2013. Last year's referendum was marked by large anti-Chavez protests which were put down harshly by Chavez's thugs. The next round will be worse.
The anti-U.S. leader is pushing forward the controversial proposal to eliminate a two-term limit for the president just a week after regional elections in which the OPEC nation's fractured opposition gained ground by beating Chavez allies in key states and the capital of Caracas.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
If at first you don't succeed...
A year after his attempt at a lifetime power-grab failed and just a week or so after losing political ground in national elections, Venezuela's comic book commie President Hugo Chavez is at it again.