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Venezuelan Opposition Seeks Recall Vote on Chavez

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Venezuelan Opposition Seeks Recall Vote on Chavez

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Venezuelan Opposition Seeks Recall Vote on Chavez

Venezuelan Opposition Seeks Recall Vote on Chavez

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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez will likely face a recall referendum this summer. Opposition groups have apparently collected and confirmed the required two-and-a-half-million signatures, a process more than a year in the making. If Chavez defeats the referendum and stays in office, the petition will leave an awkward legacy. As NPR's Martin Kaste reports, the Chavez government now knows the names and ID numbers of millions of its opponents.