The Venezuelan opposition as it is (a collection of cartoons with commentaries).

On the eve of elections offers a selection of caricatures by the Venezuelan opposition. In them we see that are who oppose themselves to the people, their arrogance. What will happen to Venezuela if they get a majority in Parliament as a result of the forthcoming elections? Yeah that’s such a snake romp. In the picture: on the background of the main slogan of the opposition “Unity” runs through their daily activities. By the way, You farbicky “like” on the logo nothing comes? It seems that the same spin doctors. Further – more,
1. MUD (Table of democratic unity) is a coalition opposition party of Venezuela. Here’s one of them Medusa turns… around their necks with names of the leaders of each party:

2. “Table of unity” as it is:

3. Emblems of political parties included in the coalition. Instead of a tablecloth I would have drawn the Venezuelan flag))

4. Here it is the tablecloth. Inscription: “to clear the way for invasion,” That the tassels of their unity.

5. Also a variation on the theme of “edenta”. “Meanwhile in MUD”: bickering

6. Illustration of hypocrisy. Remember the protests in Venezuela, which were both in Maidan and Hrushevskoho breakthrough? The opposition holds a poster with the inscription “Death chavista!”, and he calls for peace… On the shirt is the slogan of the MUD: “There is a way”

7. This is a caricature of times 2012, the last election for Chavez on 7 October 2012. It is still relevant to this day:

8. The zombies are emerging on the political scene, “we got new ideas”

9. Also the time of February 2014. “Understand me, moron, we are peaceful and respect the freedom of expression” Falling – reporter of the channel.

10. Caricature of the main method of opposition – sabotage. “Saota in electropositive? What sabotage?”

11. Knockout in the elections to the National Assembly. Let’s keep fingers crossed for the same outcome on the ongoing elections.

12. Another cartoon on the theme of unity of the opposition:

Waiting for the elections.

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Venezuela, we can’t lose

In Venezuela, day of silence tomorrow before the upcoming parliamentary elections, which will actually decide the fate of Socialism of the XXI century. Won’t break it and we. Just look at Venezuela, which continues the inertia of the “storming of heaven”, Venezuela, which we can and at the same time not to lose:
This stunning photos of Cuban reporter Cabrera Santos (Santos Cabrera). Original photo here. I will only allow you to provide them your comments:

1. This new areas of new buildings, which are now everywhere being built in Venezuela. They relocated slum dwellers (the so-called Barrios). Continue to build unabated in the event of an opposition victory – the question is rhetorical. And, perhaps, at all these programs would be frozen as unprofitable. After all, the house dealt a symbolic price, almost free.

2. From these slums Venezuelans not to move in case of a victory of the opposition.

3. This outline is perhaps now the most common in Venezuela. “I swear” written on the shirt. Kamitet the struggle of Hugo Chavez.

4. This street art is quite able to erase, but erase any memory?

5. It’s already somewhere out in the country. The outline of Chavez on the background of the beans.

6. You think this kid doesn’t understand what baseball cap he wears?

7. Caracas. And his soul.

8. “Maduro. From the depths of my heart”

Yeah, still could not remain silent in day of silence)
Waiting for tomorrow “6D”, the sixth of December. There buder to decide much. And not only for Latin America.

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8 little-known facts about elections in Venezuela

While in Venezuela there will be elections, will look at the features of the electoral process in this interesting country. I tried to choose a few little-known facts that clearly demonstrate the democratic nature of the current government in Venezuela, well, just a number of entertaining and interesting facts:
1. Since 1998 (when Chavez chose) it is the twentieth (!, anniversary) electoral campaign in Venezuela. In fact, every year there were held certain campaign – referendum, parliamentary or presidential elections, regional, etc. Who would dare to accuse Venezuela in the absence of democracy?

2. Of all twenty campaigns, the government lost just once. It was in the 2009 referendum on amending the Constitution. The amendments were very radical. In particular the proposed reduction of the working day to 6 hours and the proclamation of Venezuela’s socialist government. Then the Venezuelans were afraid of radicalism.
3. This is the third election without President Hugo Chavez.
4. Voting in Venezuela is automated 100 percent. This system operates in the country since 2003. That is important, the voice of the voter the ballot paper is duplicated. This so-called practice of “double” or duplicate Golovnia. Thus, the possibility of falsification is actually minimized and it is possible to verify two sources – paper and electronic. Therefore, all sorts of insinuations about the fact that in Venezuela “draw” the voices I decline immediately.
5. Currently in Venezuela deployed thousands of 14.5 electoral centers with 40 thousand electronic machines for voting.
6. The day before the election in Venezuela introduced the national “prohibition”. And rightly so, because to make important political decisions need sober. There is a lot to learn.
7. On election day public transportation becomes free. In this way the authorities facilitate progolosovat people living in remote places, the Barrios of Caracas.
8. The election campaign the government was administered in 1H10. The principle which declared even Chavez. Its essence is that for a confident win should lead to “the polls” 10 million people (the Venezuelan electorate of about 19 million). To ensure that adequate attendance of each member of the ruling party PSUV must agitate to come to vote at least 10 people. Such a network structure is obtained.
Waiting for the outcome of the vote.

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Venezuela votes (photos)

Elections in Venezuela was launched. See how galuut Venezuelans:
1. The mood of young people this morning. Not all, but hopefully mostly:

2. Voted Vice President of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza:

3. There was a Twitter tag , “I voted” where Venezuelans vyklevyvajut photo:

4. The plots have a long line. Very symbolic photo. Than not a new manifestation of liberation Theology, about which I wrote extensively in the blog.

5. People are waiting for. Patiently and calmly. Waiting for my future.

6. Venezuela in anticipation.

Thanks to the automated voting system the first results will be known around 22.00 local time.
And we are waiting for.
The local time, the importance of the elections – continental, if not global.

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Venezuelan opposition celebrates the defeat of chavismo (photos)

Exactly as said in the title: it is not the opposition won, the government lost. This is not an opposition force, is the weakness of the government. It was the second defeat of government in twenty election that took place in Venezuela since 1998. I intentionally put this grim picture in the title post. It very accurately reflects the atmosphere of sinister joy of the opposition, joy because someone became ill. The long-awaited joy. Further – more,
1. Venezuelans who have entrusted the control of the legislature. Right the leader of the opposition – Torrealba. Shudder. The first thing that he suggested, after learning about the victory – to get out mausolea Chavez remains and bury them elsewhere. Reminds nothing? Who thanked the opposition (on the poster in the back says “Thank you”)?

2. Yeah that’s who:

3. The second face of the Venezuelan opposition after Montera Torrealba – Tintori, the wife of Leopoldo Lopez. Call Lopez a political prisoner, but in fact the government has offered him asylum, well, not very convenient, of course)) Lopez wanted to turn into a sacrificial victim. Now he’s in jail, alive and well. Gradually coasting. The flag of Venezuela is required by the freedom of saved the opposition and not the symbol of the pursuit of social justice.

4. The opposition will seek a rapprochement with a new ally:

5. They could be Venezuelan on the street Grushevskogo. They were lucky, nothing happened. Now here’s so gloomy to happy.

6. What is the opposition? Dominoes in a sinister game called “objectionable overthrow the progressive governments” In the picture is written: “has Already started to fall…!!!”

In the near future will try to write a detailed post about the causes, consequences and lessons of the defeat of chavismo in these elections. Passion should subside, and then we all be aware of and weigh.

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Venezuela: the reasons for the defeat and the prospect of fighting (analytical study)

Thus, the power lost in the parliamentary elections. Try to figure out why this happened and what are the future prospects for the Bolivarian revolution. I already wrote about the fact that it’s not so much the opposition’s victory, much defeat and the weakness of the government. What are the pitfalls is fraught with a new alignment of forces? We have more say about right-wing victory in France, and Venezuela for some reason are silent. Let’s try to get through this information and smokescreen of silence:
The victory of democracy.

First I would like to mention the democratic and open nature of the upcoming election. Many times, the Venezuelan government criticized the fact that the election results “painted”, – it is impossible, they say, as many times in a row to win. But twenty electoral campaigns in 17 years, the government lost only twice: in 2009 in a referendum on amendments to the Constitution and the current election. I wrote a lot in previous posts about the automated voting system, which many in the world consider the standard of conduct of elections. In this system, the duplicated ballot – a voter votes as paper (newsletters) and electronic means. This allows you to check the results accurate to one ballot. But no, many still had doubts. Now they have vanished. Power lost, with a devastating result. Indeed, to prove that you are alive, you have to die and get a death certificate! Now you, doubter, was convinced that no fraud was not? There never has been. Nothing to do with the present vote, nor in the previous one. Neither one of twenty.
And this, for all the bitterness of defeat is really a victory of democracy. Jokes aside: let’s imagine that the voting results would have aroused the slightest doubt. That would at least portray distorting the will of the voters. What would happen then? It is clear that: “guarimba” – riots – worse than two years ago, when the presidential election with a minimum margin win Maduro. Explosions power lines – they had already started before the election. And even armed rebellion in the border States with the subsequent intervention.
But the government lost. Try to understand what it means and why it happened.
The new arrangement in Parliament.
In fact, the Bolivarian Republic lost one branch. I will notice that, contrary to the bourgeois standard of the three branches (or three “authorities”), in Venezuela there are five of them – Executive, legislative, judicial, electoral and the most interesting – the people’s (system of municipalities). Now, the legislative power belongs to the opposition. In the previous Parliament – the national Assembly – the United socialist party of Venezuela (PSUV) had 98 votes. In the next Parliament more than reversed: the “Table of democratic unity” will belong to 107 seats. This qualified majority of 2/3 of the mandates.
The opposition will be able to initiate and pass laws, including the main (organic) to appoint and remove officials, including Ministers, currently the opposition is attributed to itself by 112 votes, but it’s pitchfork on the air. If she gets that amount, to convene a Constitutional Assembly to change the Basic law. So its potential is very broad. “Calms” only one – the opposition was not and no clear program. Having the broadest powers, she refused to behave like a bull in a China shop and naponimaet such laws, which remind her of voters (about. below).
Why lost.
From the outset, Maduro spoke of the radicalization of the Bolivarian revolution. If Chavez was a master of compromise and was able to negotiate with the opposition, Maduro since the election chose the path of radicalism. But we can say that by and large this is left radicalism more than in words. Against the opposition continued soft and a compromise policy. Yeah, was imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo lópez, but again why? Because the authorities were afraid that he would be killed “” and this will cause political crisis in the country. By and large even the arrest was a compromise step! Now Lopez raised by the opposition on the shield and slowly coasting.
Had Maduro radicalization and against the government itself. It has been infiltrated by corrupt officials and Nouveau riche. No loud “rapping” when Maduro was not, was not carried out a purge of the Socialist party. Again for fear that it will destabilize and split the party. I have not once come across this type of argument: I am a revolutionary and chavist, but I don’t vote for corrupt officials.
Thus, part of chavista votes went to the opposition or they did not come to vote at all. (Of course, this behavior cannot be admitted as civil adults. For example, in the power of “entrenched” corruption. Although how do you know if your experience is one thing, but if from the bourgeois media – why do you believe them? But let’s say. So bring them to clean water, fail – try again and again, and vote in the elections at least for the lesser evil, but do not give power to the enemy class. Surely under his rule, corruption will be less? Corrupt you pursue – and with other authorities to prosecute will be less? You lack legal capacity – and the right ones will present them to you on a silver platter?)
Social policy of the government was largely down to populist practice of allowances and subsidies. Housing, food, household goods, transportation – all were subsidized by the government and sold at minimal prices, and acted as the main instrument of domestic policy. Yes, social shifts are large, but they turned against the government. Recently in a conversation with a friend I heard an interesting idea, which I will share. As a result, social policy has expanded the middle class. Many have been lifted out of poverty and moved into the group of the middle class. But they have adopted and the public consciousness, including political. A kind of Venezuelan (and Argentinian, and Brazilian) Ivana, not remembering kinship. And this is no accident. Not earned, not conquered you and your comrades in the class struggle, and received from the state in “the gift” corrupts, teaches to wait and demand more handouts. Fall of oil prices – such a layman will immediately start to whine. So the financial situation affects the mind. All in the spirit of Marxist theory.
But this group of reasons, which can be called socio-psychological, not the only one. There is another in which many voters will not admit even to themselves, and many are not aware, but implicitly it defines their “electoral behavior” (and not only electoral) just as much if not more than the first. These reasons can be summarized in one word – fatigue. People are tired of the protracted confrontation that results, primarily for international reasons for the decisive denouement, allowing you to truly solve any problem. Subconsciously builds up a sense of hopelessness. Suppose, again, we’ll choose chavistas – the opposition never recognized the election results, no matter how perfectly honest they are, and the entire “civilized world” will be on her side – and those and others are not left in doubt. So, again, “guarimba”, again killed and wounded, again the tightening of sanctions, again, the threat of war on the borders of the (now two with Colombia and Guyana), again explosions of power transmission lines and not only them, again the sabotage of supply and the entire economy (just try to decide on nationalization – “the civilized world” will go with you as with Libya and Syria).
And all this – with the loss of allies (the right’s already in power in Argentina, on the approaches to it in Brazil), the fall in oil prices. How long? To bloody coup, as in Chile (and Venezuela are almost totally unarmed – there will be shed a sea of blood)? Or to a middle East script, which every day remind the terrorist attacks around the world? Isn’t it better to vote for right – to take power by peaceful constitutional means, and not on the Smoking ruins…
This has already happened more than once. In Nicaragua in 1990. In the Soviet Union and then Russia in the early 90’s, in Ukraine in 2004-m and 2014-m. Only over the past month – in the working-class suburbs of Buenos Aires and bogotá, Guatemala in poor and wealthy France, Turkey and Myanmar.
Can we call this a mood of narrow-minded, blame the electorate for cowardice, to warn: “will regret it” – and that is true. You can even accuse people, received a lot from the revolution, of ingratitude and desertion. But Lenin was not in vain has warned: “Hope in devotion, and such a superb human feelings in politics thing is not serious. Whatever feelings there are a small number of people, and in politics decide the outcome of giant masses, and they are, if a small number of people not suited to them, sometimes cost with this small number of not too polite”.
The masses – even the current, fairly infantilization “society of consumption”, – the “practical life”, as he wrote the same Lenin. And what works for them today and tomorrow, the lesser evil (not in General, but in these particular circumstances) – if they don’t understand, feel better “a small number of people”. Especially when it’s a small number, instead of a sober understanding of the real situation, intoxicating themselves and others of the revolutionary phrase. Heroes such a phrase in Venezuela, and not only there, more than enough. A few of those myself and in the power (navyazli in the teeth of the discourse on radicalization and the offensive, when long overdue to talk about the compromises and the retreat). But even more so in the left opposition (there are such). The latter conceded defeat long before it became a fact, and actually led the campaign for and against Maduro and the PSUV. Now completely rises the howl: of all the resignation, give the coalition government (but who from the opposition will now on this subject to talk with a qualified-majority!)… Like our homegrown opponents of the Brest peace were ready to go “for the temporary loss of Soviet power”. A truly “strange and monstrous” – Lenin better not say anything.
What’s next?
First of all, the current composition of the Parliament has a month of work. He can pass a law expanding the powers of the President, what cavity is likely to go. But his opposition after January 5, will have the opportunity to cancel. But in any case, the President has extra time he has to use.
There is another chance to focus on people’s power. Yes, in Venezuela are being created communes (about 14 thousand), but their powers are limited. It seems that the authorities will attempt to expand legislative power at the local level that can compensate for the loss in the Central legislature.
I hope that in the coming months, the opposition will manifest itself in all its glory. Fortunately she doesn’t have a clear and thought-out political program. Its main aim was to overthrow the non-existent “dictatorship”. Now if it will open fully, then Venezuelans will know for whom they voted.
On the wave of enthusiasm the opposition can go to a referendum to recall the President, which she could initiate from April 2016. It would seem that the balance of power for bad. In these elections for candidates, the authorities voted only 43 percent of voters. But it’s one thing parliamentary elections and another referendum on the resignation of Maduro. Always Venezuelans mobilized on such an important election, the presidential election example. If the opposition has time to discredit itself, in the planned referendum, we can expect the victory of chavismo. Of course, then the political process will not return to normal, at least until the next parliamentary elections, but at least will set the political balance in Latin America happened more than once.
There are, of course, and considerable risk. The opposition can keep the support of the majority, pleading from any argument one: we have no power, you’ll get it then and see what we can do. And most importantly, it can (and probably will) continue to blackmail the nation constitutional conflict “branches of power”, the threat of civil war and intervention.
In any case, Venezuela is entering a very dangerous and interesting period of its history. Let’s wait for news and to follow them.

The text is written in co-authorship with A. Legados.

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Venezuela recovered from the shock of defeat and it looks like structurally. How?

Venezuela is gradually and slowly recovered from the shock, postponed December 6, 2015. I would like to write “life is back on track”, but have to use another idiom, invented by Heraclitus: “you cannot step twice into the same river”. The river is eternally renewed, eternally becomes the new, and Venezuela. The opposition had hoped that cavity fall into depression and sadness. With fear and trembling in Las Vegas Caracas’t socialise. Mobilization took place. Let’s see what happens:
So there are some very interesting things. Defeat in the elections, it would seem devastating and deadly, has triggered the process, which was “pregnant” Venezuela. The upgrade processes. I propose to look into them. As I predicted, the resuscitation of the fifth branch of government – the people’s. Before that it was a purely formal mechanism. There is a remarkable revival. Not power focuses on the commune (it goes), but the communes themselves awaken and become a pillar of power. Now, more and more Venezuelan in the Internet discuss the new role of the communes and popular power, communes represent and embody.

In particular, in Caracas near National Assembly for two or three days of constantly working, so called, national Assembly, or outdoor Assembly. People convenes and discusses the problems and prospects of the Bolivarian process. A kind of analogue to the movement “Occupy”, but with different content. At these assemblies come the deputies, their representatives accept Maduro. The blogs say that this kind of Assembly going not only in the capital but also the regions. Talking about the formation of a new legislature, the National Assembly of the communes. Will it be a reality look.
In Caracas is the third extraordinary Congress of the United socialist party of Venezuela (PSUV). And Maduro has proposed to hold a purge party. No more, no less. All high positions of national and regional level of the party proposed to update and allow the younger generation to take the reins. And malagigi in the Venezuela fighting. It’s not the bureaucrats, sat up for many years. Grass-roots organs of the PSUV, yakam – committees “Against the Bolivar-Chavez” – invited to nominate new representatives. It’s really starting process of a total update of the PSUV. And that’s good.
Actively discussed a new mechanism: every law discussed in Parliament, should undergo public discussion and consultation. See chtanet this a reality. But the sign of good. In addition to consult with people, it can slow down the adoption of anti-people laws favorable to the opposition.
The opposition, meanwhile, outlined their priorities and the main objectives the adoption of the Amnesty Law. They offer 80 to release the so-called “political prisoners”. But the main goal, of course, the release of Leopoldo Lopez, accused to 13 years for organizing radical protests, which has killed more than 40 people.
Maduro declared the law unconstitutional and violate human rights. Said that I would never approve of it.
Such reports from the front versalskogo plan to publish regularly, because we VAABSCHE about it nobody writes.

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Venezuelan news: is there life after loss?

Continue the series of posts in the mode of Express-analysis of the current situation in Venezuela. It is a kind of martial summaries, although fighting in the homeland of Chavez is still far. I would not want to escalate the atmosphere and falling into excessive alarmism, but the logic of events is such that the aggravation of vnutripsihicheskoyOh the struggle it is possible and it looks like Maduro prepares to it. See how it is.

In these posts I will select the key news in Venezuela, to present and analyze them. Let’s start with the steps of the regime to strengthen its positions. First post from the series of Chronicles published here.

It seems that Maduro is making the emphasis on the army in the context of the forthcoming confrontation with the opposition in control of Parliament from the 5th of January 2016. Some would say that that’s, like, Maduro goes in the direction of strengthening the dictatorship, now will start repression, and rampant military. We say differently. Reliance on the military in General is traditional for the Venezuelan state. No wonder Chavez was released from the army. The army has always played in the life of Venezuelan society a huge role. And this role was not limited to suppression of the workers in the interests of the ruling class, as in some other countries, for example in Chile. Armed forces of Venezuela, still has not lost the traditions of the war for independence, was more of “skolkov” with society, an exponent of its social and political of the resultant. In the period of the Bolivarian revolution, this role has only grown stronger. Chavez called this situation “civil-militarytion” or “by consensus”.
Civil-military Alliance.

During the reign of Chavez (it is preserved under Maduro until recently) many key civilian posts occupied the most reliable of the military. The army also played a key role in ensuring the so-called social missions (foundations of the Venezuelan social policies). The military not only provided security but also guided by missions and other socio-economy– demand projects. So now, after the defeat in the elections, Maduro recalls civil war posts that were previously assigned to them.

It is both alarming and optimistic sign. Alarming, because, apparently, the mainstay of the survival of the Bolivarian revolution (and we are talking about survival) are the armed forces. In the army remain controversy and disagreement. There is a group of disloyal military. For example, it is known that in the ongoing elections, when the order was given to the military to extend voting for an hour, some units did not obey this order. It’s only small, but bright sign of the situation in the army. A review of the military with civilian posts, perhaps intended to strengthen the spirit of bolivarism in the army ( and this is the optimistic aspect of this step). So this is a worrying sign because it is unknown, first of all, who will take over the vacant post and, secondly, how this trend will affect the army in General to Executive power.
Burgundy and olive color army of Venezuela.

Soon Maduro intends to reform the army, in particular to adopt a new law on social security of the military. The opposition, of course, will see this as bribing the army. But it seems that Maduro is doing the right thing by following the well-known principle, which in our days, and in relation to Latin America for a long time, so specified: if you do not feed your army itself, it will do someone else. Plans to significantly expand the social package for military, increase benefits and salaries.
Maduro under the flag of the Bolivarian army.

In 2016 it is planned to create inside of the Bolivarian armed forces (FANB) a new unit of special Forces. What purpose is today unknown. While common words are spoken about the defence of the Motherland. But we cannot exclude that this isa preventive step in terms of the increasing conflict within Venezuelan society, which may come to the surface in 2016.
A look into the past is impossible:

How the opposition? Enough caution. While thrown into mediaprojecton separate initiatives to abolish or revise those or other laws. Throwing in and watching the reaction of the public. For example, the most powerful rejection caused plans to reform the Organic labour act, which protects the interests of workers. Still unknown details of the reform, but any attempt at this law people viewed as a threat to their public safety.

Recently, one of the leaders of the opposition, Torrealba encroached even in the “Holy of holies” of bolivarism – social mission. But it is said correctly, so to speak. He said that the opposition is going to “promulgate a new law on missions, which will certainly serve the good of citizens, we just want to deprive them of political content and political control over them by the government and the ruling party”. That is, the main brainchild of the present government and the authorities (the missions that really make life easier for the many thousands of Venezuelans), the opposition wants to take away and offer the people already in its name: say, here’s an updated depolitisationth variant of the same missions. What will spill out the opposition together with the so-called de-politicization, is still unknown, it is possible that the missions themselves.
Proopposition analysts are already starting to savor the theme “Latin American spring“. Are they waiting for Latin America the same results that turned out from the “Arab spring”? The question is rhetorical, but vital. Brazil is on the verge of impeachment, and if this scenario will take place here, on the background of Argentine and Venezuelan elections, the progressive sector of the region will start to shrink like shagreen leather.

That’s all for now, reports of Venezuelan political life will continue. Continue according to very popular among chavista slogan that appeared after the death of the historical leader: “Chavez lives, the struggle continues”.

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Venezuelan news: the national Parliament of the communes as “the knight” chavismo.

The Venezuelan Constitution – a small booklet produced by the mass circulation in Venezuela.
Continue to monitor the situation in Venezuela in the form of Express-analysis of key events. Last week, the most important and also controversial development was the creation of the National Parliament of the communes of the structure, which is designed to mitigate the consequences of the defeat of chavistas in the parliamentary elections. Take a look at it closer:

No matter how absurd and ironic that in our superdiamagnetism time the phrase “national authority” for many sounds like an anachronism. If you ask on the street from a passer-by, the first Association will be the “Bolshevik” and “Soviet power” and other and other. But no, it’s not an anachronism. At least in Venezuela. In the basic law, the word “people” and “people’s power” almost the most popular (translated from the Latin, by the way, this term means “folk”). Here, for example, reads the fifth article of the Venezuelan Constitution:
The inalienable sovereignty resides in the people who exercise power in two ways: directly, in the form provided for in this Constitution and in the law, and indirectly – by voting and forming of the bodies that exercise the state power. The state organs emanate from popular sovereignty and are subject to him“.
It is based on the Constitution, the current head of the National Assembly (Parliament), Diosdado Cabello on December 15, 2015 announced the decision to establish the National Parliament of the communes. Thus the commune, still speaking as local structures, are within the national system.
From a political analysis point of view it means building the institutions of direct democracy in addition to representative. And this is a very important process. The development of a genuine and not imaginary democracy. Until 6 December direct democracy in Venezuela was declared more than was true, and only now is starting to become a reality. So here the purifying effect of the lesion, stimulate new tendencies within the Bolivarian process.
I remember the coup d’etat of April 2002. Then Chavez was removed from power for 48 hours. Who saved him (both politically and physically – proved that the rebels were preparing for its elimination)? Not the mercy of those who had illegally abducted and taken away on a secluded island. But the will of the people. It is the people, learning about the rebellion, home from the hill (there, on the perimeter of Caracas are poor areas in Venezuela called “Barrios”). Human flows concentrated around the presidential Palace, the people demanded the return of the President. Under pressure of the masses, along with international solidarity, the rebels decided not to deal with a legitimate President, and then were forced to release him and accept his restoration power.
Now in a similar situation. Only this time the people did not come down, but on the contrary, rose. Raised his head. The new Parliament grew out of the communes was the result, the resultant of this unique public education.
Now in the blogosphere Venezuela are fierce debates about the role of the new authority. Some believe that this parallel legal structure is contrary to the Constitution, others supporting its creation, denying its parallel in relation to the opposition-controlled National Assembly. Supporters of the legitimacy of the new Parliament to build on the fifth article of the Constitution.
But the fact remains, the national Parliament of the communes grew out of the self-organization of people. After the defeat of chavista elections on 6 December, the people immediately began to gather around the presidential Palace of Miraflores. On the streets of the capital and other cities held a permanent national Assembly, they came and talked to the people government officials, including President Maduro. Photos to illustrate:
People gather at Miraflores after the election:

Spontaneous national Assembly:

Caracas. December 10. Chavez.

Now a new form of public self-organization is legally binding on the new representative body.
Still, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a huge immunity to crises and defeats. And he laid down in the Constitution adopted in 1999. Recently I came across an article under the title “Chavez is physically dead, but continues to defeat the oligarchy”. So. The potential of the Venezuelan Constitution is huge, and it is very flexible and is used wisely in times of crisis after the defeat. Legally it is difficult to find fault with the new legislature.
The first session of Parliament while the communes are in the building Assembly. Can You imagine such sredisce in our Duma? Be allowed You there? And in Venezuela the people sitting in the seats of deputies.

Still unknown neither its Statute nor the regulations, it is unknown where it will be collected and how it will relate to opposition by the Assembly. One can only assume the following. If it meant that the national Assembly will decide Federal questions, and commune – to be engaged in local Affairs, it would suffice to expand their powers and not to create a national Parliament of the communes. Obviously, this refers to the development of the basic principles of the Constitution Savitsky: even with a constitutional majority in Parliament, cannot diminish the rights of man and citizen, “breaking through the knee” other state institutions. Along with Executive, judicial, control, and electoral branches of government, the Parliament commune is destined to become another “balancer”, neutralizing anti-people decisions of the opposition, who filled in the National Assembly.
Maduro openly communicates with people. Also natural form of work of new Parliament of the communes.

The meeting of the new Parliament?

After the electoral defeat, many discussed the need for a mechanism for public consultation about the National Assembly adopted laws. Presumably, this role will perform the national Parliament of the communes. This will allow to gain time. The opposition will not be able to take anti-national laws as now decretorum neoliberal shock “therapy” the Argentine President Makri. In Venezuela not avoid approval procedures not only with other branches of government, but also with the people’s Parliament.
The opposition is already pretty upset. There are significant risks that the conflict between two representative bodies will result in street clashes. Then, opposition go into the hot phase. But this power is prepared. Cm. previous rapid analysis.
We will continue to monitor developments.

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Venezuelan news: March for social achievements of the Bolivarian revolution

On the flag is the logo of the social mission “Housing” (Mision Vivienda), and next – signed Chavez.
Continue to monitor developments in Venezuela. The other day in Caracas and other cities held marches in support of the social gains of bolivarism and for the preservation of the social mission, state programs providing social rights are not only the poorest but the middle classes. About this photo:

1. Obedinenie entrepreneurs of Venezuela (FEDECAMARAS) demanded from the opposition to cancel the majority of Organic laws designed to ensure employment and social rights, as well as to revoke a Law banning fraud housing. This was the impetus to take to the streets.

2. “I will not take the “Mission Inside the quarter”, says the poster. This mission is in the field of health, are actively involved Cuban doctors.

3. On the March of the Commune from the regions.

4. “Es amor” – the Revolution is love. Not in the sense of sexual minorities, in the sense of humanism.

5. Absolute fidelity. The inscription on the background of Chavez.

6. I protect the Mission “a New tricolor Barrio” program on the improvement of slum areas.

7. Women in the Revolution.

8. the opposition is going to close Teleradio company CANTV, which is hosted at the National Assembly. Of course, why would they? They have their reliable media. To avoid this, the government transfers the management of the company workers of the channel. On lpcat written: “KANT is the people”

9. “In the revolution guaranteed the 14 required vaccines.

I will continue to monitor developments in Venezuela.

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