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Chavez looses two thirds majority in Congress, but remains leading figure

Monday, September 27th 2010 - 14:48 UTC
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez suffered a serious setback last Sunday when he lost his two-thirds majority in the National Assembly reflecting increasing disenchantment with the charismatic leader and his administration’s failures and pose a great challenge for his 2012 re-election aspirations. Read full article


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  • dab14763

    One day, perhaps in the not to distant future, Mercopress will learn how the spell the word 'lose' :-)

    Sep 27th, 2010 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Typhoon

    to loose (third-person singular simple present looses, present participle loosing, simple past and past participle loosed)

    1.(transitive) To let loose, to free from restraints.
    2.(transitive) To unfasten, to loosen.
    3.(transitive) To make less tight, to loosen.
    4.(intransitive) Of a grip or hold, to let go.
    5.(archery) to shoot (an arrow)

    to lose (third-person singular simple present loses, present participle losing, simple past and past participle lost)

    1.(transitive) To cause (something) to cease to be in one's possession or capability due to unfortunate or unknown circumstances, events or reasons.
    If you lose that ten pound note, you'll be sorry.
    He lost his hearing in the explosion.
    She lost her position when the company was taken over.
    2.(transitive) To have (an organ) removed from one's body, especially by accident.
    Johnny lost a tooth, but kept it for the tooth fairy.
    He lost his spleen in a car wreck.
    3.(transitive) To fail to win (a game, competition, trial, etc). Often followed by out
    We lost the match.
    4.(transitive) To shed (weight); to reduce.
    I’ve lost five pounds this week.
    5.(transitive) To have (a relative or friend) die.
    She lost all her sons in the war.
    6.(transitive) To be unable to follow or trace (somebody or something) any longer.
    The policeman lost the robber he was chasing.
    Mission control lost the satellite as its signal died down.
    7.(transitive, informal) To shed, remove, discard, or eliminate.
    When we get into the building, please lose the hat.
    8.(intransitive) To fail to be the winner.
    Did you win this time? - No, I lost again.
    9.Of a clock, to run slower than expected.
    My watch loses five minutes a week.
    It's already 5:30? My watch must have lost a few minutes.
    [edit] Usage notesDo not confuse lose with loose.

    Same could be said for a lot of South American posters.

    Sep 27th, 2010 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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