Re: [OPE] Venezuela is the most democratic country in Latin America

From: Dave Zachariah <>
Date: Thu Feb 19 2009 - 10:48:05 EST

2009/2/19 GERALD LEVY <>

> In my view, the opponents of eliminating term limits in Venezuela were not
> in the slightest bit concerned with preserving some democratic practice.
> That was just a ruse. They were SOLELY motivated by a desire to ensure
> that Hugo Chavez couldn't again be elected President.

I think that goes without saying.

The problem is rather what happens if the tables are turned; if the
right-wing parties come into power through elections? Or if the present
officials gradually drift into a state aristocracy, which is the general
rule of parliamentarism.

//Dave Z

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