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Venezuela Eyes Change
Washington Post, by Editorial

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Posted By:PageTurner, 10/7/2012 11:35:47 AM

If Hugo Chavez is an autocrat, how could he be in danger of losing the Venezuelan presidency in an election on Sunday? The question, posed by one of Mr. Chavez’s dwindling band of American supporters, is a fair one: Polls show a race to the wire between the caudillo and challenger Henrique Capriles Radonski. An opposition victory would mean an epochal change of political direction in one of the world’s largest oil producers, with far-reaching consequences for Cuba and other leftist Latin American regimes. The answer begins with the fact that Mr. Chavez,

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Prelude to Nov. 6.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Shimp, 10/7/2012 11:55:56 AM     (No. 8915890)

WaPo, I would be shocked if chavez just calmly walks out if he loses. On the other hand, he's a thug like we got and I don't think the vote will tally against him, and there will be rioting in the streets. That's the much more likely scenario than a chavez defeat, IMHO.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Buzzman, 10/7/2012 12:06:12 PM     (No. 8915915)

Let's have a show of hands on who believes that Chavez will allow the election count to go against him............



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Reply 3 - Posted by: bullhead, 10/7/2012 12:31:41 PM     (No. 8915971)

I've not seen any recent reports on Chavez's health. His physical conditon might determine how this demagogue responds to a defeat.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bullhead, 10/7/2012 12:34:03 PM     (No. 8915976)

Sorry for the second post...I did not read the article to the end, which speculates Hugo's days may be numbered.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DARling, 10/7/2012 12:42:37 PM     (No. 8915986)

He can always move in with Sean Penn.

I think Penn only likes to pal around with socialist/communist/facist dictators who are actually in power, so Chavez may have to look harder for a crash pad.

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