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The election was one of -- in a very very.
Tight margin but one by Nicholas Madieu Nicholas material -- was -- -- it is.
So -- what does this mean for the country where -- the country going to go what does it mean for.
Our relations with Venezuela which of calls have been anything but easy over the years of Hugo Chavez -- rule.
On a bringing nabbed doctor George -- cheery hello ma'am -- probably put should have -- -- do with that doctor.
I did about average -- -- back after exact -- story of my life thank you.
-- -- the doctor anyway is the author of this Greg book we created Chavez a people's history.
Of the Venezuelan revolution and he is assistant professor of political science.
At Drexel University thank you for being here doctor first -- -- on the election itself.
-- -- Paper thin majority seems to have gone here them may yet be a challenge do you think he holds on.
Police and they holds on and that's been part because one of the things that we can think of course Chavez and that's a Vista boulevard revolution for -- for.
Constructing what is in reality of one of the cleanest electoral systems in the world to -- particle that the best.
In the world and and the march now with his ex im not as narrow as maybe some people experience -- 300000 both -- from the 5000 which considered proportion -- -- is something like win by a couple of million votes in the United States has really.
It's very unlikely to get you know much of a challenge to that many votes in this election -- and -- Will would you believe majora will.
He wants to continue.
The work of Chavez in this style of Chavez and does he have the political -- and charisma.
To do that and.
What can we -- last month -- recognized that you cannot govern as shoppers did and he's already said didn't do more sort of you know build a -- around him that's able to govern as a sort of call activity that it it is able to.
Take -- that the feedback from the grassroots and allow the people to you know it's really play a much more -- direct process.
And how this revolution is moving forward now people already played a major role -- the council's.
And through these these different on various means that interest in Venezuela but of course that the -- Chavez was so larger than life.
-- -- there's no wind can actually perform that role in misunderstanding -- think hard good in this narrow victory about what that means for the future and how they're going to govern this country.
Net that was -- it did give you one of the things you arguing yield annual book don't -- Is that where he it in the way it -- you know in the united state sand and other nations perhaps.
Focus down a little too much on the personality of Chavez and that was a mistake in in perhaps understanding.
Than the Venezuelan revolutions -- one would assume this presents an opportunity for us -- had to take a second look at how do we go about that.
Troops from the what our -- that essentially whether on the left for the right there was so much focus on child with the people -- That what happened in Venezuela and what continues to happen is the result of decades of revolutionary organization and movements.
-- -- propelled this process for Mexico put Chavez in power to begin with and so.
Based on Batman to recognize the fact that this revolution is not elected to go anywhere it's clearly face an electoral difficulties.
In three years or six years from now this may be very a very.
Very serious difficulty of that poorly but the revolution to do with what these organizations do movement student which are not going anywhere it's not something that we just disappear.
The problems that this is for example had within -- -- -- not about to disappear soon to -- this child is no longer there and.
So at what -- But what can the United States do what should it do now how does it how does it reach out to the door -- what do we say to ago.
Well the first and assistance that was recognized these elections and this is is a perfectly clear victory relies -- this is his resistant it.
And this is -- a very dangerous game given that good in the history of the Venezuelan opposition to not officially recognize that the outcome of this election and should stop on a solution stop funding.
The opposition because that you may be happy to know that that Obama has not really changed policy toward Venezuela from the bush years -- -- continues to fund.
-- -- this who funds these opposition parties and organizations because.
Still have this policy of attempt to look at the -- out of power by any mean -- the reality is the best way to.
Change relations with the with the world governments recognize it and too -- to assume a more neutral stance toward these two from Princeton and from them.
But when that -- -- win not likely.
Make it seems to me that you're saying we're not likely to see the sort of fiery rhetoric we don't fiery anti American rhetoric we got.
From Hugo Chavez at times.
You know no smell of sulfur at the UN general assembly.
-- you think he will be more conciliatory.
Towards the united state.
I again I think it depends on -- the United States does I think that the possibility for -- and and mature of course is not it's not that the speaker that Chavez what is known for fiery order that Summers was.
This is one of its challenges but again the question of of a policy is a question of but the fact that despite the fact that -- -- -- continues to export large amounts of oil to the United States.
The -- it has continued to attempt to undermine what is a very solid on democracy in Venezuela and so.
Recognizing that democracy moving forward the best way to build this relationship.
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