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Monday, December 05, 2005

Where's Jimmy?

EU: Legitimacy = 25%

Hugo Chavez is set to become Venezuelan president-for-life. And why not? According to Aljazeera:

Huge spending on welfare and health, funded by Venezuela's oil wealth, has sustained his strong support among many Venezuelans.

Jorge Rodriguez, president of the National Electoral Council said the [75% election boycott] was due to "torrential rains that have prevented voters from getting to the polling places. The voting went ahead with absolute normality."

Hundreds of  election monitors from the European Union and the Organisation of American States also declared the vote legitimate.

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