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Audio: Venezuela Referendum: Public Opinion, Economic Impact, and Constitutional Implications

February 09, 2009

On February 9, AS/COA hosted a panel discussion about the upcoming Venezuelan referendum, to be held on February 15. If approved, the measure will end term limits for all elected public officials. The debate focused on public opinion trends ahead of the election and the economic and political implications of the vote.


  • Luis Vicente León, Director, Datanalisis
  • Allan Brewer Carías, Adjunct Professor, Columbia Law School
  • Alejandro Grisanti, Senior Economist for the Andean Region, Barclays Capital
  • Christopher Sabatini, Senior Director of Policy, AS/COA and Editor-in-chief, Americas Quarterly

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