In this second interview with Lucha de Clases, former Trade Minister Eduardo Saman goes into more depth about his proposal to form a "radical socialist current" within the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), and what the reactions have been so far within the party.
After the alarm signals of the recent September 25 elections in Venezuela, a debate has opened up within the ranks of the PSUV as to why and how this could happen, and what needs to be done to strengthen and complete the revolution.
By Oswaldo López - Prensa La Cumbre, Oct 20th 2010
For many months, the ex-minister of trade and ex-president of the Institute for the Defense of People’s Access to Goods and Services (INDEPABIS), Eduardo Samán, kept a low profile, until he decided to speak.
Following the recent elections, Saman argues that there are only two possible scenarios: a radicalisation of the revolution involving a profound change in the PSUV and struggling against bureaucracy, or a kind of reconciliation on the part of the revolution with the right wing, without any significant change.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s call for a renewed coalition of leftist political parties and social movements was praised on Monday by the Venezuelan Communist Party (PCV). Chávez announced the rebirth of the Polo Patriótico, or Patriotic Pole, this past Sunday on his weekly television program Aló Presidente.
Marea Socialista, a militant current within the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), analyses the National Assembly Election results, arguing that the bureaucracy within the government was a main cause of the “inadequate triumph”.
On Sunday, President Hugo Chavez called on his supporters to deepen Venezuela’s “Bolivarian Revolution” over the next two years by rectifying past errors and implementing socialist programs more effectively.
While Hugo Chávez’ United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) retained a majority in Venezuela’s National Assembly, the opposition, largely represented by the Democratic Unity Coalition (MUD), made massive gains.