Venezuela's National Assembly has given initial approval to a bill granting President Hugo Chavez the power to rule by decree for 18 months.Just more evidence that Chavez is consolidating an authoritarian regime in Venezuela, as Matthew Shugart so rightly pointed out in his comment here. Steven Taylor offers more such commentary here.
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The bill allowing him to enact laws by decree is expected to win final approval easily in the assembly next week on its second reading.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
And the plot thickens
BBC - Rule by decree passed for Chavez