Thursday, March 29, 2007

Eighty-six percent Venezuelans reject Cuba-like socialism

Eighty-six percent Venezuelans reject Cuba-like socialism

Forty-five percent of respondents in the latest survey conducted by
research firm Hinterlaces "disagree with" plans to establish the
so-called "21st-century socialism" in the country, while 22 percent said
"Don't know" or "No answer," according to AFP.

While 33 percent agree with the proposal to implement the "21st-century
socialism," most of them believe "socialism" involves social programs
and solidarity.

When asked whether they would support "implementation of Cuba-like
socialism," 86 percent of respondents said no.

Seventy-eight percent rejected "violent, rude confrontation with the
United States." While a sector of the population does support President
Hugo Chávez' "brave" and "sovereign" stances, it also questions his
"excess and rudeness."

Sixty-one percent of respondents rejected indefinite presidential
reelection, and 86 percent showed disagreement with "expropriations of
private companies" by the Venezuelan Government.

The survey found that 85 percent of Venezuelans believe "what is harming
both Chávez' Government and the revolution the most is insecurity,
corruption and the inefficiency of his officials."

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