Chavez’s Proposed Constitutional Amendment Fails Public Vote

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s proposed constitutional amendment failed the vote of the people on Sunday.

Among other things, the proposed amendment would have:

  • Eliminated Presidential term limits
  • Increased the Presidential term from 6 to 7 years
  • Realigned the territories
  • Shortened the workday
  • Giving the President more control of the Central Bank

The main concern among countries, especially America and other semi-democratic countries, was the elimination of term limits.  Chavez has vowed to attempt to pass these resolutions through other legal processes.

I say, good for the Venezuelan people, but watch out – as Chavez has said, he isn’t giving up – and it wouldn’t surprise me if he passed this resolution through a not so legal legal process.

Done Ranting,

Ranting Republican

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