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Chavez foes rally against reform

August 17, 2007

By FABIOLA SANCHEZ, Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela – Opponents of President Hugo Chavez vowed Thursday to block his plans to radically overhaul the constitution, warning the changes would give him unlimited power and cripple democracy in Venezuela.

Some of the more sweeping constitutional reforms proposed by Chavez Wednesday night would extend presidential terms from six to seven years and eliminate current limits on his re-election. He also wants the central government to have greater control over local government and would end the autonomy of Venezuela’s Central Bank — potentially funneling billions of dollars in foreign reserves into social programs.

Chavez called for a transition to “a new society”….

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