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Government Promotes Opposition Recall

November 22, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Hugo Chavez's government staged a massive petition drive to recall 38 opposition lawmakers, hoping to derail a similar effort to force a vote on the Venezuelan president's tenure.

Under the gaze of soldiers, thousands signed petitions demanding the recall votes. The four-day signup took place as Chavez's opponents geared up for their petition against him.

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