Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Kudos to Venezuelans

The defeat of the latest attempt of Hugo Chavez to grab even more power in Venezuela is a pleasant surprise.

I had thought he would steal the election if the real votes didn’t go his way. And if you read between the lines of his concession statements, it’s pretty clear he thought about it. Perhaps a pre-election demonstration of 100,000 or so convinced him that would have been too much of a gamble.

But he also made it clear that this won’t be the last time he tries to turn Venezuela into a Communist dictatorship.

But, at least this time, his power grab was defeated by the majority of Venezuelans. Kudos to them.

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