President until 2031
"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.Those are the words of Venezuela's own Hugo Chavez who wants to change the constitution not only so he can run for re-election for a third term (should he win the 2nd term), but so he could continue unchallenged until 2031 - that's 25 years.
Before anyone says well if people vote him in......there is a difference between having to be elected for each term and knowing you are undisputed for 25 years. Personally, I think he saw that The Bearded Stooge has a net worth of $900 million dollars, is the seventh richest ruler in the world and got jealous.
I hope there are still people left in Venezuela who are in their right minds, and who will mobilize all the opposition and the independents to vote against such a measure if it ever comes to ballot. And I would hope that Jimmy Carter is nowhere near this.
Tags: Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, Democracy