Election Presents Venezuelan Voters with Stark Choice — Venezuelans go to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to give socialist incumbent Hugo Chavez another six years as president or to sharply change course with challenger Henrique Capriles
Venezuelans are in their second day of reflection before going to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to give socialist incumbent Hugo Chavez another six years as president or to sharply change course with challenger Henrique Capriles.
After 14 years in power and 1½ years undergoing operations and treatments for cancer, Chavez has no intention of relinquishing power until 2020, in order to solidify his particular brand of socialism in the country.
Left-wing incumbent Hugo Chavez, first elected in 1998, is being challenged by opposition leader Henrique Capriles.
Mr Chavez wants to continue what he calls his socialist revolution while Mr Capriles has promised to restore economic growth.
As with Obama it pits the moron vote against free people. So far Chavez has not been able to deliver anything but long lines for government rations…. Haha…
Venezuela is a major oil producer and high oil prices over the past decade have allowed his government to fund health-care, education programs and social housing.
He says he needs another term to complete his “Bolivarian Revolution” towards socialism.
Idolized by some as a defender of democracy with a social conscience and accused by others of being one more populist dictator only concerned about himself, Chavez faces his third presidential reelection with his popularity at over 50 percent and with most surveys seeming to favor his chances.
Since 1998, all that has happened in this South American nation has had some prepositional tie with Chavez. All is done by, against, without, with, for, according to, under or before the president-commander of Venezuela. Whether for or against him, no Venezuelan can talk about the country’s daily life without mentioning him.
So they have a choice the Chavez commie dictator they have, the one who promises free stuff that just seems to never come, or the new shiny democracy Henrique Capriles they like. We should know more by tonight. The people are battened down in their homes for now… Venezuela used to be a free nation before Chavez… Will they turn back now, stay tuned.