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Chavez spars with Catholic leader over term limits

Chavez spars with Catholic leader over term limits

President Hugo Chavez is criticizing a top Roman Catholic leader for opposing a planned referendum that would end presidential term limits.
Chavez accuses Cardinal Jorge Urosa of "trying to manipulate" public opinion ahead of the vote, which is expected in February.
Urosa has criticized the proposed constitutional amendment, which would let Chavez run for re-election indefinitely.
Voters last year rejected a package of constitutional changes, including an end to term limits.
Urosa says the constitution prevents such a proposal from coming to vote twice in the same presidential term.
Chavez on Sunday said the Catholic leader was wrong and accused him of lying, which he called a "serious sin."


Updated : 2020-12-04 01:23 GMT+08:00