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The Unraveling of Representative Democracy in Venezuela

The Unraveling of Representative Democracy in Venezuela( )
Editor: McCoy, Jennifer L.
Myers, David J.
ISBN:978-0-8018-7960-9
Publication Date:Oct 2004
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $129.00
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For four decades, Venezuela prided itself for having one of the most stable representative democracies in Latin America. Then, in 1992, Hugo Chávez Frías attempted an unsuccessful military coup. Six years later, he was elected president. Once in power, Chávez redrafted the 1961 constitution, dissolved the Congress, dismissed judges, and marginalized rival political parties. In a bid to create direct democracy, other Latin American democracies watched with mixed reactions: if...
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