Hugo Chavez, the “President” of Venezuela, has been touting his “no term limit for me” exemption to the Venezuelan constitution. Well, it looks as though that resolution may not pass.
And those who voted against it? Traitors! Scum! A wretched hive of scum and villainy!
All of this is a safety net. If Chavez loses, it’s a backdoor to accuse “foreign elements” and “radicals” from keeping the people from the polls, or cheating somehow. He’ll nullify certain votes, or he’ll just extend his rule by fiat. The vote is a technicality, and Hugo will make sure it’s nullified if it goes against him.
But with all of the attention he’s attracting, if he does get a black eye at the polls, it’ll be embarrassing, and he’s going to take it out on those who wrought it.