Socialist Hugo Chavez writes a series of constitutional changes that serve his personal desires and places them for a public referendum vote. Ever the toadies of the authorities, the stooges at Reuters dutifully report the early official musing of the officials.
Reuters 8:44 PM EST: CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appeared headed for victory on Sunday in a referendum on allowing the leftist to rule for as long as he keeps winning elections, three government ministers said, citing early data.
Gateway Pundit: Doing the Marxist Slide -- Venezuela Votes on Chavista Rule ... Update: CHAVEZ WINS! ... Update 2: Maybe Not?
Venezuela New and Views: This has got to be a first, carrying over two days a post ... Nothing new yet. there is an intense militarization at the CNE. What are they afraid of? Or is it a coup already under way to refuse to recognize the NO victory.
Caracas Chronicles: Quico says: Multiple sources inside CNE now confirm it. Chávez's constitutional reform proposal has been defeated at the polls. An official announcement is imminent.
Reuters 11:00pm EST: CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was in a tight vote on Sunday in a referendum on scrapping term limits on his rule, and the opposition called on the leftist leader to accept an unprecedented defeat if he loses.
Caracas Chronicles: Venezuela rejects authoriarianism. It's a historic day.