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      Chavez loses constitutional vote

      Chavez loses constitutional vote

      By IAN JAMES, Associated Press Writer
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      CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez suffered a stinging defeat in a vote on constitutional changes that would have let him run for re-election indefinitely, the chief of National Electoral Council said Monday.

      Voters defeated the sweeping measures by a vote of 51 percent to 49 percent, Tibisay Lucena said. Turnout was just 56 percent, Lucena said.

      Chavez called it a "photo finish" immediately after the results were announced.

      The referendum on constitutional changes was a critical test for a leader bent on turning this major U.S. oil provider into a socialist state. An emboldened opposition and clashes during student-led protests in recent weeks had prompted fears of bitter conflict in Chavez's closest race in years.

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      I fully expect that the early results will be found 'defective' or some other means will be found to render them moot. I weep for the people of Venezuela - they don't stand a chance.

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      Quote Originally Posted by kansas_plainsman View Post
      I fully expect that the early results will be found 'defective' or some other means will be found to render them moot. I weep for the people of Venezuela - they don't stand a chance.

      +1

      Chavez (AKA: MonkeyMan) will say America interfered with the election... blah, blah, blah....

      But seriously, someone needs to permanently remove that POS from the planet. Hopefully someone in Venezuela will heed the call.
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