Following his own political ideology of Bolivarianism and "socialism of the 21st century", he focused on implementing socialist reforms in the country as a part of a social project known as the Bolivarian Revolution, which has seen the implementation of a new constitution, participatory democratic councils, the nationalization of several key industries, increased government funding of health care and education, and significant reductions in poverty, according to government figures.
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A born leader, Chavez had a commanding and fatherly Leo sun and a Cancer Ascendant ruled by a first-house Cancer Moon involved in a quadruple conjunction with Jupiter, South Node, and Mercury at 14-15° Cancer.
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BIRTH DATA: 28 July 1954, 04:00 (4AM) VET (+4.30), Sabaneta, Venezuela (08n46, 69w56). ASC: 6 Cancer. RR=A. SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) quotes Orlando Albornoz's book, Academic Populism: Higher Education Policies Under State Control (Caracas: Universidad Central de Venezuela, 2005), p. 719: "In one unforgettable opportunity on state TV, the President's mother had to explain the time and the circumstances surrounding his birth. By the way, he was born at 4 am, in the middle of unusual rains and winds."