Fresh from the receiving end of a Royal put-down, wouldbe Venezuelan President-for-life Hugo Chavez faces the latest poll showing dwindling support for his constitutional "reforms," read that electoral coup. Despite his assertions that anyone voting "no" is a traitor, apparently 49% of the populace consists of turncoats. Another 39% favor his proposals.
In other circumstances, this would be reassuring news. Given his previous record on elections- Remember the head of the electoral process who was named vice-president after the Chavez victory- and his propensity to unleash armed thugs on the opposition, there is ample cause for worry. I only hope the people of Venezuela realize they are battling for the soul of their country and act accordingly.
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