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CISPES Update. January 11, 2008
GRANMA, December 4, 2007
CARACAS, December 3.- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Monday
that he would continue to raise the banner of socialism in his
country, waiting for the day when history would allow it to reach its
Chavez spoke on the Dando y Dando Venezuelan TV program, reflecting
on the close defeat Sunday of his constitutional reform proposal.
"Let's rally; let's study more to better understand socialism," said
Chavez after analyzing the reasons why his initiative was defeated.
Congressman José E. Serrano
Representing the Sixteenth District of New York
For Immediate Release: December 3, 2007
CONTACT: Philip Schmidt, (202) 225-4361
Serrano Congratulates Venezuela on Free, Fair Referendum
Washington, DC – December 3, 2007 – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano congratulated Venezuela on holding a free and fair national referendum on a slate of constitutional amendments. President Hugo Chávez, who was a proponent of the amendments, conceded defeat on the questions, and asked to begin a dialogue with the opposition.
December 3rd 2007, by Gregory Wilpert – Venezuelanalysis.com
President Chavez holds up a copy of the 1999 constitutiona, which he wanted to reform (Alfonso Ocando/Prensa Presidencial)
ABN 03/12/2007 Caracas, Distrito Capital
Caracas, Dec 03 (ABN).- “I'd rather this way”, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez Frías, said regarding the reslts of the referendum on the constitutional reform.
From Miraflores Presidential Palace, the President stated that: “with a minimum difference of 1.41% the opposition tendency of No won with 4 million 504 thousand 354 votes for the block A and 4 million 522 thousand 332 votes for the block B”.
December 3rd 2007, by Venezuelanalysis.com
Caracas, December 3, 2007 - Venezuela's National Electoral Council Announced at 1:15am that the No vote against the President's constitutional reform proposal lost 49.3% to 50.7%, with 45% abstention. Chavez conceded that the reform proposal lost "for now."
The vote was divided into two blocks, whereby the first block included Chavez's 33 proposed article changes and the second block included changes proposed by the national assembly. The second block lost with a slightly higher margin, with 51.0% for "No" to 49.0% for "Yes".
By Roberto Jorquera
November 30th 2007, by Venezuelanalysis.com
Over 200 representatives from 13 European countries - including over 150 MPs, MEPs and regional politicians together with representatives of trade unions, national student bodies, women's organisations, peace movements, writers and academics - have backed a statement in support of the Venezuelan government's policies of social progress and democratic inclusion.
They have called for the outcome of the Venezuelan referendum on proposed constitutional changes, on 2 December, to be respected.
December 1st 2007, by Kiraz Janicke - Venezuelanalysis.com
Rally in support of President Chavez's constitutional reform (ABN)
November 30th 2007, by Chris Carlson - Venezuelanalysis.com
Video can be seen here: http://www.aporrea.org/medios/n105515.html