Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez won the vote to eliminate term limits, enabling him to run for re-election without limits.
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has won a controversial referendum that allows him to stand for re-election for his third term in office and since few candidates are willing to run against him, it may be permanent. Chavez would like to stay in office beyond his second term to secure his so-called Venezuelan socialist revolution. As Venezuelans voted yesterday to lift term limits, Chavez will most likely get his wish. For more we’re joined by the BBC’s Latin American analyst, James Painter.