Sunday, December 02, 2007

Venezuelans Vote No, Chavez Big Loser?

*UPDATED* 12:30 a.m.(est)
Chavez Loses, and the "NO"s WIN!! Now CHAVEZ, SHUT-UP!!!!
A stinging defeat says the AP
CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez suffered a stinging defeat in a vote on constitutional changes that would have let him run for re-election indefinitely, the chief of National Electoral Council said Monday.

Voters defeated the sweeping measures by a vote of 51 percent to 49 percent, Tibisay Lucena said. Turnout was just 56 percent, Lucena said.

Chavez called it a "photo finish" immediately after the results were announced.

The referendum on constitutional changes was a critical test for a leader bent on turning this major U.S. oil provider into a socialist state. An emboldened opposition and clashes during student-led protests in recent weeks had prompted fears of bitter conflict in Chavez's closest race in years.
I am happy for the Venezuelan people....GREAT NEWS the people beat Chavez!!!

More Updates - Breitbart: Chavez Loses Constitutional Vote

Early reports are coming in on a tight vote in Venezuela leaning towards the opposition. After the polls closed, the Venezuelans wait with baited breath on official news of the results. I have been keeping up with news from there all day.

Gateway Pundit has an excellent round-up of updates, links, and information.

Miami Herald is covering the election with a special section.

In Miami, Venezuelans lined up as early as dawn to cast their vote.

President Hugo Chavez's controversial constitutional reforms sparked off protests and has split a nation.

Video: On Sunday's vote.......


No one wants Hugo Chavez to become Venezuela's dictator, if he wins that is his intentions.

Daniel at Venezuela News and Views has updates too.

11:20 p.m. No official announcement yet.

Others Blogging and Trackbacks:
Hot Air, Michelle Malkin, Right Voices, Blue Star Chronicles, JamieWearingFool, Memeorandum,
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