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Chavez in Power 09/02/2010 05:25:00 Perspectives on Venezuela’s Presidency The Presidential System US = divided government by constitutional design o Criticism – constant stale mate o However in official public opinion polls Americans agree with their  constitution Special status of US constitution in American public life o Sacred – is obama a prisoner of constitutional design? The Chavez Presidency  Increased formal powers through constitutional change o Ran on the platform of refounding the Venezuelan Republic and  changes to institutions Superpresidential System – enhanced formal and …. power o Principles of checks and balances can and do become compromised  through this enhanced power 1998 Election = Chavez 56%  o one candidate she ran against former Venezuelan Ms. Universe  o Hugo Chavez wins convincing victory – 60% of votes against Henrique 
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2010 for the course ENGL ENGL110 taught by Professor Tracyware during the Spring '10 term at Queens University.

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