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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:43 PM

Exclusive - Brazil wants Venezuela election if Chavez dies: sources

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Brazil is urging Venezuela's government to hold elections as quickly as possible if President Hugo Chavez dies, senior officials told Reuters on Monday, a major intervention by Latin America's regional powerhouse that could help ensure a smoother leadership transition in Caracas.

Brazilian officials have expressed their wishes directly to Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro, the officials said on condition of anonymity. Chavez has designated Maduro as his preferred successor if he loses his battle with cancer.

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/14/uk-venezuela-chavez-brazil-idUKBRE90D12220130114

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dipsydoodle Jan 2013 OP
Tempest Jan 2013 #1
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #2
Ohio Joe Jan 2013 #3

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:52 PM

1. These people are no better than the gun nuts in our country

"Yet some foreign officials in the region, and some activists in more radical Venezuelan opposition circles, have privately expressed fears that the government could bend the rules if it wants, especially if polls show Maduro might lose."


That's exactly the same rational gun nuts use.

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Response to Tempest (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:04 PM

2. Odd, isn't it? We've seen articles saying there's no question Maduro would win now.

The very small sector of oligarchs would start tearing down what has been accomplished immediately, just as they've been doing now, and in that country the people aren't about ready to allow that.

They have been ignored, exploited, and used miserably, even violently, far, far too long.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:19 PM

3. Is there no clear line on who takes office if the elected President passes away?

Should not the Vice President take office?

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