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.
Venezuela News & Views adds
In spite of all the obscene governmental advantage, all the threats and blackmails, the Venezuelan people found the strength to say NO.
The remaining question: Will Hugo let a 51-49 vote stand, or will he grandstand in a way freedom-loving people can't stand?
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