It looks like Venezuelan’s are choosing Marxism today. Reuters is reporting that Hugo Chavez, the anti-American is winning by a 61–38 percent margin. Following the example set by the Democratic Party, Chavez ran essentially an anti-Bush candidacy.
Freedom loving Venezuelan’s staged protests in the streets against the Marxist candidate, but Chavez is wily. He has taken the oil surplus over the past year and invested it in the poorer communities. That has engendered extreme loyalty from the the poorest in Venezuela.
Anti-U.S. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was headed for a landslide re-election win on Sunday, according to partial results from the National Electoral Council.
The leftist incumbent won 61 percent, while Manuel Rosales, a governor of an oil-producing province who united the opposition, trailed with 38 percent after 78 percent of the vote had been counted, the council said.
If the trend continues, Chavez, 52, would have a strong majority to press his self-styled socialist revolution at home and forge an anti-U.S. front in Latin America to counter what he calls the superpower’s “imperialism.” via Reuters.com.