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  • International Politics

    Mayra Rodriguez V., Contributing Editor, South America

    Chávez won the referendum, so perhaps PDVSA will focus on oil production and not politics. International observers may have affirmed President Hugo Chávez's win on Aug. 15, but the opposition is likely to continue challenging the results. Another key day will be Oct. 31, when regional elections take place, and the opposition may challenge Chávez again. The opposition, a loose coalition of political parties, business and labor leaders, and civic groups, has struggled to present a united front after the referendum defeat. They are split over whether to challenge Chávez on Oct. 31. Unless the opposition finds a way to challenge him successfully, Chávez will stay in power until December 2006.

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