Sunday, December 04, 2005

Venezuela Goes Radical

Chavez’s revolution is about to enter a more radical phase.

With absolute control of Congress Chavez can re-write the constitution to extend his presidential period at will, formalize the Cuba alliance with a sort of federation and formally define the country as socialist.

The opposition boycott to the legislative process may have dented government legitimacy. But that can also be fixed by re-writing the constitution and re-defining democracy.


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