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  • Chavez's socialist rule at risk as Venezuelans vote

    By Daniel Wallis and Todd Benson | Reuters 2 hrs 19 mins ago

    ... 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. ...
    http://news.yahoo.com/chavezs-social...050439730.html
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  • #2
    Are the elections even real?
    A wild liberal appears! Conservative uses logical reasoning and empirical evidence! It's super effective! Wild liberal faints.

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    • #3
      Real enough that Chavez gives all appearances of taking this seriously.
      Reportedly he's found all sorts of money for populist projects in the last few months. I guess we'll find out tomorrow.
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      • #4
        He's a President going into an election, of course he faces defeat.

        If he loses, that proves that there's democracy in Venezuela - an interesting scenario in South America.
        Indyref2 - still, "Yes."

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        • #5
          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19867445

          Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has hailed a "perfect victory", after defeating Henrique Capriles to secure a fourth term in office.

          Mr Chavez won 54% of the vote, the electoral council announced, with turnout at about 81%.
          There are no Nazis in Ukraine. Idiots

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          • #6
            Well it looks like a victory for democracy after all-if Chavez had won with 99% then we might be worried.

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            • #7
              Chavez should be arrested and sent to Mars.

              Regarding his election victory, here's to the man who vows to "deepen the socialist revolution in Venezuela."

              Updated at 8:35 a.m. ET: CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez scored a comfortable election victory that could extend his rule to 20 years and vowed to deepen his self-styled socialist revolution after a bitterly fought race against a youthful rival who has galvanized Venezuela's opposition.

              However, Chavez only got 135,000 more votes this time around than he did six years ago, while the opposition boosted its tally by 1.85 million.

              Capriles also narrowed Chavez's margin of victory to his smallest yet in a presidential contest.
              A victory yes, but it's getting exceedingly close.
              "I am the Lorax, and I'll yell and I'll shout for the fine things on earth that are on their way out!"

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              • #8
                Chavez should be arrested and sent to Mars.
                http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_839202.html

                You capitalists already destroyed life on Mars and now you will send poor Hugo to repair everything ?
                There are no Nazis in Ukraine. Idiots

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Emtos View Post
                  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_839202.html

                  You capitalists already destroyed life on Mars and now you will send poor Hugo to repair everything ?
                  Sure, as long as he's far away from Earth
                  "I am the Lorax, and I'll yell and I'll shout for the fine things on earth that are on their way out!"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by the ace View Post
                    He's a President going into an election, of course he faces defeat.

                    If he loses, that proves that there's democracy in Venezuela - an interesting scenario in South America.

                    OOPS!!!!!!!!!!
                    The First Amendment applies to SMS, Emails, Blogs, online news, the Fourth applies to your cell phone, computer, and your car, but the Second only applies to muskets?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Wellington95 View Post
                      Chavez should be arrested and sent to Mars.

                      Regarding his election victory, here's to the man who vows to "deepen the socialist revolution in Venezuela."



                      A victory yes, but it's getting exceedingly close.
                      Don't worry about it, if Romney gets in, he'll probably be sent off to join Salvador Allende.
                      Indyref2 - still, "Yes."

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                      • #12
                        A sad day for Venezuela...
                        A wild liberal appears! Conservative uses logical reasoning and empirical evidence! It's super effective! Wild liberal faints.

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                        • #13
                          He'll be dead soon in a few years from the cancer so Venezula can re-elect a new President and reverse most of the Meglomaniac horsest that he's done to the economy Venezuelan's can still have a good future once he's gone.

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                          • #14
                            Why do you guys hate democracy so much?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by joea View Post
                              Why do you guys hate democracy so much?
                              They don't per se. It's just that with two parties that are virtually the same, the thought of people electing a President who holds wildly different views from the two US parties means that the election must be corrupt. They hate democracy when a free election results in governments they don't like.

                              Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua and the late Salvador Allende in Chile found this out the hard way. If Scotland does get her independence, I'm just wondering whether the US will stage a military coup or be content to mine our seaports.
                              Last edited by the ace; 09 Oct 12, 03:11.
                              Indyref2 - still, "Yes."

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