Venezuela: Voters Say NO to Hugo Chavez and Indefinite Re-Election …Socialism


The people have spoken and they say “NO” to Hugo Chavez. Victory for the Chavez_Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad_Venezuelan people … Hugo Chavez may have bit off more than he could chew this time. Hey Hugo Chavez … this is going to leave a mark.

President Hugo Chavez said Monday he may have been too ambitious in asking voters to let him stand indefinitely for re-election and endorse a huge leap to a socialist state. (Yahoo News)

Voters of Venezuela voted 51% to 49% defeating Chazez’s referendum that would have let him run for re-election indefinitely and impose a socialist system. At present, the president’s term runs six years, and current law would not allow Chavez to run again after his term ends in 2012. Chavez will not be allowed to run in 2012 for re-election. Think there is not a sigh of relief today at the US State Department and the White House?

Voters defeated the sweeping measures Sunday by a vote of 51 percent to 49 percent, said Tibisay Lucena, chief of the National Electoral Council, with voter turnout at just 56 percent.

She said that with 88 percent of the votes counted, the trend was irreversible.

Opposition supporters shouted with joy as Lucena announced the results on national television early Monday, their first victory against Chavez after nine years of electoral defeats.

Some broke down in tears. Others began chanting “And now he’s going away!” (Fox News)

What does it mean for the people of Venezuela?

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 would also have granted Chavez control over the Central Bank and extended presidential terms from six to seven years.

Voters reject Chavez’s referendum

The way this article is written, CNN almost sounds sad they democracy prevailed. As the Gateway Pundit stated, “Hollywood must be in tears”.

CARACAS, Venezuela (CNN) — Venezuelan voters narrowly rejected a constitutional referendum that would have bolstered President Hugo Chavez’s embrace of socialism and granted an indefinite extension of his eligibility to serve as president, the National Electoral Council reported early Monday.

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “Venezuela: Voters Say NO to Hugo Chavez and Indefinite Re-Election …Socialism”

    1. Richard on December 3rd, 2007 1:28 pm

      Maybe now that the Venezuelans have stared down Chavez, our own government might be able to demand justice in Aruba, our “ally.”

    2. Miss-Underestimated on December 3rd, 2007 1:41 pm

      Did anyone call Sean yet?

      I’d like to be a fly on the wall when Sean heard the news.

      Hey Sean, even Hugo’s own have said NO

      But the word NO does not existing in Hollywood.


    3. Patti on December 3rd, 2007 10:13 pm

      What the ?!?!?!

      He must really be feeling the hate about now. He virtually, laid down his sword, for the opportunity to be the Dictator or Venezueala indefinately. Why? Because, it is a fact that the amount of poverty is through the roof, the mortality rate is astronomical and the average education level for his citizens is in the primary years.

      Offering them socialism is like offering them a huge change in that everything would be owned by the people. The would have socialized medical care, socialized education and subsidy for those that are unable to work. True socialism would be a blessing in that part of the world to bring their citizens above the poverty level. Not that he would actually carry it out. Castro called his governmnet socialism but we all know that it was far from it.

      I don’t want to sound like a communist, as some people tend to get the two mixed up… so an example of socialism is Switzerland. Where your health care is free; your education, even at the college level is free and there virtually is no poverty as they have social programs to care for the mentally retarded and handicapped.

      It sounds like the people have had QUITE enough of Chavez; and, hopefully, be able to fix their own problems, most of which has come from having to live under his regime.

      Venezuela: SALUTE!

    4. Oyunlar on April 28th, 2008 4:05 pm


    5. en güzel oyunlar on July 10th, 2009 6:50 pm

      Thanks you..

    6. güzel oyunlar on January 11th, 2010 3:13 pm

      “NO” to Hugo Chavez

    7. oyunlar on February 24th, 2010 11:43 am

      I like the 8:00 weekday starts much better than the 7:00. I think you’ll see attendance number rise a bit for these weekday games.

    8. cizgifilmi on September 1st, 2010 1:56 pm

      thanks admin yes..

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