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23 April 2004 Friday 02 Rabi-ul-Awwal 1425
Venezuela a role model for Pakistan, says MNA
By Our Staff Reporter
ISLAMABAD, April 22: Venezuela is a case study for Pakistan where President Hugo Chavez succeeded in getting power again with the support of the people after his government was overthrown in a military coup.
This was stated by People's Party Parliamentarians (PPP) MNA Chaudhry Manzoor Ahmed at a news conference after his return from Venezuela on Thursday. Chaudhry Manzoor narrated the incidents in Venezuela and said how people of the country had come out to fail the coup and forced the army to hand over power again to the people.
He said Mr Chavez was elected president in February 1999 and got 56 per cent votes. After assuming the presidency, he said, Mr Chavez sought people's support through a referendum. Later, he decided to hold mid-term polls and got 57 per cent votes in July 2000 and became president for the next term.
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