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Voters Overwhelmingly Support Venezuela's New Constitution

LADB Article ID: 54039
Category/Department: Venezuela
Date: 1999-12-24
By: LADB Staff

Venezuelan voters gave their overwhelming support to the new Constitution in a referendum Dec. 14. President Hugo Chavez has called the Constitution the cornerstone of his "peaceful revolution" and the only way to defuse "a social time bomb." But Chavez's project has been dealt a staggering blow as the country, mired in the deepest recession on record, has now been hit with the worst natural disaster in its history.

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