In the early hours of this Monday morning, Tibisay Lucena, the President of the CNE, congratulated the Venezuelan people on its impressive “demonstration of civility” before announcing that the Venezuelan opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD), had swept to victory in the Venezuelan legislative elections.
Trotskyist Chavista collective, Marea Socialista (MS), has announced that it will be fielding its own candidates independent of the governing Unified Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in this year's upcoming parliamentary elections.
By Héctor Bujanda/Hector Navarro- contrapunto, Feb 13th 2015
Ex-minister Hector Navarro calls for the bases of the PSUV to retake control of the party whose internal democracy he claims has been threatened by bureaucratization and corruption. Nevarro, who was himself formally disciplined by the leadership of the PSUV for defending ex-planning minister Jorge Giordani, nonetheless holds open the possibility of further deepening the Revolutioon by broadening popular protagonism.
The governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) held internal elections on Sunday to choose almost 4000 local leaders. However the election was preceded by accusations that several party dissidents had been arbitrarily ejected from the organisation.