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Chávez’ Re-election: A Delusive Continuity?

What will be the likely repercussions – both domestically and internationally – of the re-election of Hugo Chávez to a fourth six-year term?

  Hugo Chávez’ re-election as president of Venezuela in October 2012 suggests the continuity of the policies that he has pursued during his last fourteen years in office. In his next term, which will take him to 2019, Chávez will attempt to advance his socialist revolution further, with Venezuela’s positioning on the international stage also likely to be characterised by continuity. Yet after heightened international attention to the elections, in which opposition

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