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Chavez's socialist rule at risk
as Venezuelans vote

Reuters, by Daniel Wallis and Todd Benson

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Posted By:PageTurner, 10/7/2012 12:37:50 PM

CARACAS - Hugo Chavez loyalists blew bugles in a wake up call for voters on Sunday as the Venezuelan leader faced the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism. Henrique Capriles, a centrist state governor, edged toward the still-popular Chavez in final polls thanks to a vigorous campaign that united the opposition and made him its best chance of ending the president's 14-year tenure. Chavez has used record oil revenue to support ideological allies around the world while preaching a fiercely anti-American line,

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Reuters says that like it's a bad thing. At least in its headline. Oh, and Capriles is a Lula-style democratic socialist, so socialism is not at risk, just the career of a thug. Take a gander at exit polls: http://071012.info/

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Reply 1 - Posted by: galloglass, 10/7/2012 1:17:45 PM     (No. 8916057)

Unfortunately, Chavez will rig the votes. Capriles could win by 1 million and Chavez will "win" in a squeaker.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 10/7/2012 1:33:46 PM     (No. 8916087)

From this article I get the impression that ousting the thug is about all Capriles will be able to manage. All the thugs people will still be in place. Goldman Sux as usual weighs in on the side of bond yields.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhatMediaBias, 10/7/2012 1:44:22 PM     (No. 8916111)

An unfortunate 'accident' awaits the winner--if it is not Chavez.

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