Chavez cuts back newspaper column after referendum win

Other News Materials 17 February 2009 21:17 (UTC +04:00)

The newspaper column that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been writing three times a week will now appear just once a week, the government said Tuesday, dpa reported.

On Sunday, a Chavez-sponsored proposal to remove term limits on the mandates of the president and other elected officials was passed in a referendum.

In the run-up to the referendum, the president published his column, entitled "Chavez's lines," every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday in several Venezuelan dailies. The column is now to be published only every Thursday, said Information Minister Jesse Chacon.

Chavez's column, which has been published since January, would also now cover various topics related to international politics.