October 7, 2012

If Chavez Loses, Will He Go?

Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, Miami Herald

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If Venezuelans can agree on anything, it is that they find it hard to imagine a scenario in which a defeated President Chávez peacefully hands over power. To many, this stems from a sincere belief that the charismatic populist leader, armed with the full resources of the state and still beloved by much of the country, would never actually lose a popular election. Others find it hard to imagine that Chávez, who once famously vowed to defend his revolution with his life, would ever willingly step aside.

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TAGGED: Henrique Capriles, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela

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