Chavez Loses Constitutional Vote - TIME

Posted: 12/03/2007 by Floyd in
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Venezuela says no to dictatorship;

President Hugo Chavez suffered a stinging defeat Monday in a vote on constitutional changes that would have let him run for re-election indefinitely and solidify his bid to transform this major U.S. oil provider into a socialist state.

The changes would have created new forms of communal property, let Chavez handpick local leaders under a redrawn political map, permit civil liberties to be suspended under extended states of emergency and allow Chavez to seek re-election indefinitely. Now, Chavez will be barred from running again in 2012.

Other changes would have shortened the workday from eight hours to six, created a social security fund for millions of informal laborers and promoted communal councils where residents decide how to spend government funds. The reforms also would have granted Chavez control over the Central Bank and extended presidential terms from six to seven years.

Chavez Loses Constitutional Vote - TIME

6 comments:

  1. Larry says:

    When Bush decides to be the "Forever President" he will declare Martial Law and install Blackwater Military rule.

  1. Floyd says:

    I am glad we have term limits here, at least in the Chavez vote I think his limit is 2012.

  1. Beth says:

    The day Bush becomes the Forever President I'm leaving the country for good :)

  1. Floyd says:

    Me to Beth, term limits are beautiful.

  1. Larry says:

    I wish Congress, the Senate and the Supreme Court had term limits.

  1. Floyd says:

    I would like that also Larry, that way they would not get to comfortable in their jobs. And, we would get fresh change more often,,change is good.