Rule by decree passed for Chavez

Rule by decree passed for Chavez
January 19th, 2007  

Topic: Rule by decree passed for Chavez

Rule by decree passed for Chavez
Venezuela's National Assembly has given initial approval to a bill granting President Hugo Chavez the power to rule by decree for 18 months.

Mr Chavez said he wants to approve "revolutionary laws" to enact sweeping political, economic and social changes.
He has said he wants to nationalise key sectors of the economy and scrap limits on the terms a president can serve.
Mr Chavez began his third term in office last week after a landslide election victory in December.
The bill allowing him to enact laws by decree is expected to win final approval easily in the assembly next week on its second reading.
'Bolivarian revolution'
Venezuela's political opposition has no representation in the National Assembly since it boycotted elections in 2005.
Mr Chavez has said he wants to see major Venezuelan power and telecoms companies come under state control.
He also called for an end to foreign ownership of lucrative crude oil refineries in the Orinoco region.
Critics of Mr Chavez say he is trying to build a totalitarian dictatorship with all institutional powers consolidated into his own hands.
National Assembly President Cilia Flores said "there will always be opponents, and especially when they know that these laws will deepen the revolution". Mr Chavez has said he wants to deepen his "Bolivarian revolution", named after the 19th Century Latin American independence fighter.

He is becoming the Venezuelan version of Castro
January 19th, 2007  
Stalin said it best. “Those who vote decide nothing, those who COUNT the votes decide everything.”

Chavez did not win anything, he took over and imprisoned the nation into a government of social communism.

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