by Stephen Lendman, SJLendman.Blogspot.com:
Venezuela’s spirit of democracy lives. Celebratory fireworks followed Maduro’s win. They were more subdued than last October. Chavez won then by 11 points.
Sunday’s results were much closer than expected. Polls had Maduro way ahead. With 99.2% of the vote counted, his victory margin was 1.6%.
He’ll be inaugurated on April 19. His term runs six years. He’ll serve until January 2019. More on that below.
After his 2006 reelection, Chavez told supporters:
“Today we gave another lesson in dignity to the imperialists. It is another defeat for the empire of Mr. Danger.”
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