Archive for Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Constitutional reforms initially approved

August 22, 2007


— Venezuela's congress, dominated by allies of President Hugo Chavez, gave initial approval Tuesday to constitutional reforms that could permit Venezuela's leftist leader to govern for decades to come.

After about six hours of debate, National Assembly President Cilia Flores said Chavez's proposed changes to the constitution, including the lifting of presidential term limits, received "majority approval."

Flores did not say how many of the 167 lawmakers voted in favor of the reforms, saying only that they were approved with overwhelming support. Final approval is expected within two or three months, and the changes would have to be approved by voters in a referendum.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 10 years, 10 months ago

"the changes would have to be approved by voters in a referendum."

It doesn't matter what you or Sean Penn thinks. It will matter what the voters of Venezuela think (although obviously not to those non-Venezuelans who think they know better what's good for Venezuela.)

Bubbles 10 years, 10 months ago

The mental midgets of Venezuela deserve what they get.

Chavez for all!!

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