Chavez to rule by decree
The Venezuelan parliament has granted their dear leader Hugo Chavez power to “rule by decree” for the next eighteen months.
Never letting a crisis go to waste, the self-styled “leader of the Bolivarian Revolution” claims he needs such powers to deal with the emergency situation arising from widespread flooding which “drove nearly 140,000 people from their homes,” according to Reuters.
Coincidentally, the rule by decree extends into the Chavez reelection campaign for the December 2012 vote.
If you think Chavez’s absolute power will end by the end of 18 months without Chavez being in a pine box, I have some swamp land in the Mojave desert to sell you.