Like Castro, Mao, Pol Pot, Stalin, Lenin and Trotsky, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has a fan club of admiring Kiwi supporters.
Well power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Hugo Chavez is well on the way to becoming the dictator his socialist convictions make inevitable.
Here’s a piece from the Chicago Sun/Times of May 7th 2006
25 More Years of Hugo Chavez?
President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that Venezuelan voters should have the chance to decide whether he should govern the country for the next 25 years.
Speaking at a stadium packed with supporters in central Lara state, Chavez said he would hold a referendum to put the question of his remaining in office to Venezuelans if the opposition pulls out of coming presidential elections.
“I am going to ask you, all the people, if you agree with Chavez being president until 2031,” he said.
Chavez said Friday that he said he might seek “indefinite” re-election through a referendum if the opposition boycotts the presidential vote.
“I would call a national referendum to have the people decide if I can continue here indefinitely or if I have to go after six years,” he said.