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POLITICS: Venezuela punch-up

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posted on Oct, 6 2004 @ 10:06 AM
Hightened tension between the goverment and the opposition party reached a new level today when a brawl suspended proceedings today for ten minutes. The brawl began when the goverment slipped a bill into the agenda against their wishes. The main combatants were named as Nicolas Madurom, President Hugo Chavez's team and Nicolas Sosa, of the opposition Movement for Socialism.
The uproar began when Nicolas Maduro, who belongs to President Hugo Chavez's Movement of the Fifth Republic, and Nicolas Sosa, of the opposition Movement for Socialism (MAS), started pushing and shoving each other while their colleagues tried to separate them.

Mr Maduro accused Mr Rondon, who once sat on the government benches but left to become an independent, of hitting him on the head with a folder.

No sooner had order been restored than another scuffle broke out, this time involving Mr Maduro and another opposition member, Roger Rondon.

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Well, apart from laughing about the whole situation in the meeting, I can understand why they are so angry about the bill being added to the agenda without their consent and against their wishes.

They are against the goverment's handling of their right to free speach. They want to be able to coverse with who they want about what they want. The goverment thinks this is too dangerous so they slip it behind the opposition's backs.

A nasty move...bad situation which could have possibly turned out worse, but cool heads provailed and they managed to sort it out.

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[edit on 6-10-2004 by Banshee]

posted on Oct, 6 2004 @ 02:10 PM
Perhaps the governments of the US and Canada should learn from all these dust ups in parliaments around the world...People would pay good money to see our politions go toe to toe...hey, I think I just solved the deficit problem

posted on Oct, 7 2004 @ 08:56 AM
I like the gag law.. those privately owned media channels will only broadcast what washington tells em and try to spin the first publicly elected non-white president of Venezuela out of power.


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