Leopoldo López Mendoza the 40 year old Venezuelan Economist and Politician has attained a ruling from the Costa Rica-based Inter-American Human Rights Court, that the Chávez government violated his political rights by denying him from holding office. López was one of 400 Venezuelans barred by Chávez from running in the 2008 elections due to alleged corruption investigations. López claims he was banned because Chávez knows he can win. López is seeking to run against Chávez in Venezuela’s 2012 presidential election. The court ordered the Venezuela electoral council not to prevent López from running in a future election, however the Chávez government plans to contest the order before the Venezuela Supreme Court. According to the Wall Street Journal, six of the seven Supreme Court justices “are sympathetic to the president”.


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