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Chavez Opponents Seek Venezuela Recall

HeadlineAug 19, 2003

This news from Venezuela: Opponents of President Hugo Chavez have collected more than two million signatures backing a recall of Chavez. Today is the mid-point in his six-year term, the first day opponents could legally seek a recall. So far the opposition has collected 2.2 million signatures, it needs about 400,000 more to force the recall. The recall is the latest strategy of the opposition to oust Chavez. A coup and general strike both failed earlier.

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