"Venezuelans have voted to lift limits on terms in office for elected officials, allowing President Hugo Chavez to stand for re-election. With 94% of votes counted, 54% backed an end to term limits, a National Electoral Council official said. Mr Chavez has said he needs to stay in office beyond the end of his current term in 2012 so he can secure what he calls Venezuela's socialist revolution. " BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Chavez wins chance of fresh term I have not been to Venezuela in years but whenever I read about Chavez, a well known song by Annie Lennox comes to mind, or it might, were I an American. It looks like Obama may need to hold on to those [campaign] secateurs, after all? That said, in keeping with LPSG fashion, I wonder how long it will take some here to assert that are in fact both cultivates of the ***** [you know who] horticultural society. After all, promises were given, speeches made and so surely there are ample dots which may be forced to ... 'connect' in a manner that suits a particular agenda, or not. Anyway, interesting times ahead. Viva La Revolución ... or something.