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Chavez versus Capriles: A news guide to Venezuela's presidential election

Associated Press --
WHY IT MATTERS:

DEMOCRACY, OIL AND CHAVEZ'S LEGACY

The election will determine whether Chavez's drive for a socialist system prospers or is thwarted.

— If Chavez wins and he has truly beaten cancer, he would have at least until 2019 to cement his political legacy. Opponents say that would likely mean an acceleration in the erosion of civil liberties. Chavez has been a leading voice against U.S. influence in Latin America, though his clout has waned since his mid-2000s heyday.

— If Capriles wins, he would become Venezuela's youngest president ever. He would likely reopen the spigot to non-state foreign investment by halting expropriations of private companies. OPEC says Venezuela has the world's largest proven oil reserves, and Capriles says he would manage the oil industry ..


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Submitted Oct 07, 2012 By: RENEGADEGAS
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:40:18 AM

another rigged election.
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Gassed01
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:53:59 PM

Chavez won.
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alex395
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 10:45:32 AM

If Chavez wins Obama can send him some more money TO HELP THEIR OIL INDUSTRY. Correction-Chavez has won so bet the farm Obama will be sending more money.

[Edited by: alex395 at 10/8/2012 10:47:00 AM EST]
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Load
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 9:17:02 AM

rigged?
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Martinman
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 9:11:48 AM

BELONGS IN THE POLITICS FORUM
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listerone
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 7:34:20 AM

All the poll workers and vote counters work for El Commandante Pocito.Yet we're supposed to believe that his opponent has a chance?!?!
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jcdakota
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 7:17:37 AM

And this has relevance to Big Oil USA.
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abacus44
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 2:59:49 AM

Chavez won! Or should we say that the military successfully manned the polls?
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Ahking
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:53:08 AM

but the news also says Capriles is gaining public support.

[Edited by: Ahking at 10/8/2012 12:56:00 AM EST]
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72_Monte
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:49:43 AM


Good luck with all that.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:49:42 AM

Hope it turns out for the good.
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defiancegasman
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:45:20 AM

Cheaper OIL, BIG OIL will NOT stand for that!!
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Mr_Bill_W
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:40:55 AM

This article is dated...
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:40:19 AM

Ok
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arb0526
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:40:10 AM

Send Obama there..he can solve their problem by spending that money too.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:36:53 AM

No Option.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:36:38 AM

I Really don't give a Crap about Chavez!
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:36:06 AM

We are sooo skrewd!
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:35:14 AM

SSDD
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:34:15 AM

Hmm
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us4usa
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:30:02 AM

Who said MOB DOCTOR???
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:29:17 AM

time for change
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jkpsr
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:25:27 AM

Anybody but Chavez!

[Edited by: jkpsr at 10/8/2012 12:26:45 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:23:25 AM

Why is anyone surprised he won????
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:22:48 AM

The sooner Hugo Chavez is resigned to the dustbin of history, the better.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:21:39 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:21:12 AM

Okay
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:19:51 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:19:34 AM

Chavez is a done.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:19:10 AM

O lala!
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:19:10 AM

nawt!
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:17:34 AM

Okay
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:17:26 AM

He'll stay in office and control the oil.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:14:52 AM

the only thing that will take down chavez is his death..tyrants seem to live forever..

USA: hint, hint..
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:14:11 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:13:20 AM

Ok
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:13:12 AM

Chavez needs to go.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:13:10 AM

Yesterday news
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:12:03 AM

Old
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pa79th
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:11:24 AM

Chavez remains the president. Don't know if he won or not, but it was never in doubt that he would stay in office.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:11:00 AM

Sounds Good.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:10:56 AM

Well, it's over now. Chavez has won, so the Venezuealans and the rest of us will have to pay for it.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:09:21 AM

This will be interesting.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:08:18 AM

goodnite............
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bluegrasser1
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:08:10 AM

Well Chavez won the election.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:08:08 AM

Chaves wins so I guess the USA isn't the only country that has a bunch of stupid clueless voters.

They have Chaves the dictator and we have Obama the dictator.

[Edited by: ssect8 at 10/8/2012 12:09:20 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:07:41 AM

Last I saw Chavez winning 90% of the votes counted
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:07:18 AM

I bet Obama is happy after Chavez won re-election.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:06:46 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:06:18 AM

Won't matter.
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