Hugo Chavez "Should Start Preparing His Succession," Says Former Brazil President Lula
Hugo Chavez scored a resounding win in Venezuela's October 7 presidential election. His 11-point victory ensured that -- barring a sudden surrender to the cancer he has been battling for more than a year -- he will mark 20 years in power by the end of his term in 2019. He has threatened to rule until 2030.
"There was an election in Venezuela, where two people ran, and I thought Chavez would be best for Venezuela," the former president of Brazil told Argentine paper La Nacion. "I also think that comrade Chavez should start preparing his succession."
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