Spanish deputy expelled from Venezuela

Venezuela has expelled a Spanish deputy of the European parliament after he reportedly labeled President Hugo Chavez a dictator.

A referendum is being held in Venezuela on Sunday to remove all term limits on elected officials, including President Chavez.

The deputy, Luis Herrero, also criticised a decision to keep the polling stations open two hours longer than normal.

Sr Herrero, who was invited to observe the referendum by a local opposition party, was put on a plane to Brazil.

President Hugo Chavez has been in power now for ten years.

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