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The election is fixed?
Venezuela opposition to pick Chavez challenger
CARACAS, April 13 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition coalition on Wednesday fixed an election for next February to choose its candidate to challenge President Hugo Chavez in a presidential vote at the end of 2012.
It’s a poor choice of words to say the opposition fixed an election for next February.
This implies rigging an election. This shouldn’t have passed the editor.
To American eyes, the words fixed and election in the same sentence do have an unfortunate meaning.
It would have been better to say they set or scheduled an election: GBU Editor
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez smiles during a ceremony in Caracas, April 13, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva