Monday, 12 January 2009

This is NOT a joke

As El Nacional tells us today, the question that the National Electoral Committee will present for the referendum to allow the indefinite reelection of Hugo Chávez (i.e. the indefinite reelection within a very strong presidential, not parliamentarian system of the president and since shortly, mayors and governors) is the following:

"Do you agree with the amplification of the political rights of Venezuelan women and men in the terms established in the amendment of articles 230, 160, 174, 192 and 162 of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, proposed by initiative of the National Assembly, so that the postulation for all public posts is allowed in order to make their election exclusive expression of the people's vote?"

Chávez really is afraid to lose. He is really in a hurry, as Quico writes.

Question in Spanish:
"¿Aprueba usted la ampliacion de los derechos politicos de las venezolanas y los venezolanos en los terminos contemplados en la enmienda de los articulos 230, 160, 174,192 y 162 de la Constitucion de la Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela, tramitada por iniciativa de la Asamblea Nacional al permitirse la postulacion para todos los cargos de eleccion popular de modo que su eleccion sea expresion exclusiva del voto del pueblo?"

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