Eliminated term constitutional limits so that he can be “president” forever and claims he will hold on to power until 2049 when he will turn 95
Expropriates private land, businesses and any assets he wants, particularly those who have politically opposed/resisted his power grab.
Is quashing dissenting views by nationalizing the media (taking control of it), arresting, murdering and intimidating political opposition
Established the Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) (National Electoral Council) and stacked it with 5 out of 6 members who are completely loyal to him and will do his bidding. Venezuelan law requires the CNE to prohit anyone who has been accused or convicted of corruption from running for political office so Chavez just has the CNE accuse any serious potential political opponents of corruption, thereby insuring he can stack the courts and congress with people loyal to him and insuring he will never face a viable opposition candidate for president.
He controls the police, military and other armed groups and uses them to arrest, murder and intimidate, as well as sieze assets he deems “in the national interest”
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Jon Huntsman for President
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