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Former Mayor Of London Helping Hugo Chavez

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By Ben Cohen

Ken Livingstone's take on the country lampooned as a dictatorship by the western media:

The idea that this country is a dictatorship
is ridiculous – probably some of those assiduously promoting it have
difficulty in keeping a straight face. Some "dictatorship" where the
president accepts the loss of a referendum
to change the constitution, which holds more national elections than
virtually any other country in the world, and where walls and
lamp-posts in areas of Caracas are vividly festooned with posters of
anti-Chávez candidates. No, a dictatorship is a country like Saudi Arabia – whose leader is of course officially feted on visits to London.