The Cha´vez phenomenon: Political change in Venezuela

  title={The Cha´vez phenomenon: Political change in Venezuela},
  author={Ronald D. Sylvia and Constantine P. Danopoulos},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={63 - 76}
This article focuses on the advent and governing style of, and issues facing colonel-turned politician Hugo Cha´vez since he became president of Venezuela in 1998 with 58% of the vote. The article begins with a brief account of the nature of the country's political environment that emerged in 1958, following the demise of the Perez Jimenez dictatorship. Aided by phenomenal increases in oil prices, Venezuela's political elites reached a pact that governed the country for nearly four decades… 
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