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PCV: “Profound Rectifications Are Necessary”
Two articles from Popular Tribune, newspaper of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV)
“The PCV will continue strengthening as a revolutionary class organization, critical and purposeful”
Tribuna Popular — All the people, especially among the popular sectors, must have clarity that, in its December 6th election triumph, the counterrevolution aspires to reverse the many political and social victories of the almost 17 years of the Bolivarian process of change.
Thus declared Oscar Figuera, Secretary General of the Communist party of Venezuela (PCV) and deputy of the National Assembly, informing the public about the preliminary evaluation made by the PCV Political Bureau concerning the adverse results in the parliamentary elections.
“The 29th general meeting of the Central Committee, together with the regional Political Secretaries of the PCV and the leadership of the Young Communists, will make a deeper evaluation in order to characterize the result, its causes and the concrete tactics to follow in the new political prospect opening up”, explained Figuera.
The party leader stated further that the PCV shares the approach of President Maduro over the necessity to make a collective evaluation of the electoral result, but that “in that process it is necessary to bring together the evaluation of the conduct or measures of the government and the role that the Great Patriotic Pole (Simon Bolivar) must fulfill in order to establish itself in the collective and unitary leadership of the process.”
“There has been a great lack in the process of change, that is, the absence of an organic space for the evaluation, critical and self- critical, and for the definition of the public policies, advancing simultaneously in the deepening of the unity of the base of the process,” reflected Figuera.
But also, the deputy pointed out, “we have not achieved that the masses acquire consciousness of the confrontation with imperialism and the oligarchy, that is to say, there is still much incomprehension that there exists a sustained and multifaceted aggression against the Venezuelan process, that which we have not successfully unmasked before the people.”
“All of this must make us know how to read the massive message that was expressed in the elections, and that obliges us, together with the forces of the Bolivarian process, to revise and correct all that is necessary; the PCV will work in that direction, and our deputies will express it inside and outside of the National Assembly,” the party pledged.
Figuera recognized “the extraordinary activism and combativeness demonstrated by the organisms and militants of the PCV and the JCV, the political coalitions of masses of workers, campesinos, students, women, and community sectors, and of those who expressed themselves in the Card of the Red Rooster knowing that it is a revolutionary class vote, critical and purposeful, and that we will fulfill the commitments that we made.”
The leader informed all that, in the immediate future, all of the candidates of the PCV, elected or not, will go back through the zones for which they were proposed, in order to ratify that they will continue struggling and in order to initiate the collective evaluation of the electoral results.
Finally, Figuera emphasized “the role that the comrades that were not elected will fulfill and that they will continue to fulfill: Douglas Gomez, in Carabobo; Hector Alejo Rodrigues, in the Capital District; Diluvina Cabello, in Bolivar; Gustavo Lara, in Zulia; Luis Fonseca, in Tachira; and Joaquin Uzacategui, in Merida.
Tribuna Popular No. 2,954
December 10, 2015 to January 13, 2016.
PCV will continue demonstrating what is “the strength of the working people”
Deputies ready for combat
This past March 5th , coinciding with the 84th anniversary of its foundation, the Communist Party of Venezuela met at its 25th Plenum, the general meeting of its Central Committee, with a view to beginning discussion on winning a national alliance of forces that move the process of change in the parliamentary elections.
Among its political considerations, concerning the scenario of the elections of Dec. 6,2015 the Central Committee brought out that “in the complex present situation, full of reactionary threats, we understand the importance of counting on PCV militants in the greatest number possible of parliamentary seats.”
The assessment of the importance of counting on Communist deputies is based on this: “the National Assembly is a forum through which to express the independence and our own profile of class, revolutionary positions in debates and legislative initiatives. It is a terrain in which the reformist and reactionary positions are aired, making it possible to know them first-hand, to confront them in a direct and revolutionary manner in that trench; (…) for the struggle, national and international, for the respect of the political, economic, and social rights of the people and their revolutionary organizations.”
Likewise, in this situation, the PCV understood that “the National Assembly has a relevant set of constitutional and legal powers that can help to accelerate or to hinder popular policies of the national government” and that “under the control of the Right, the National Assembly would become an instrument for reversing the popular victories and the national sovereignty obtained in the last 16 years.”
The adverse electoral results of December 6th confirm the analysis of the PCV.
Together with the People
The Party of the Red Rooster within the national alliance of the GPP [Gran Polo Patriotico, Great Patriotic Pole, the electoral coalition of government supporters], had 20 Communist candidates in an equal number of federal entities, who carried and represented the commitment of the PCV struggle among the workers, agricultural population, youth, students, women and community sectors.
Today the PCV counts on two (2) principal deputies elected: Oscar Figuera, General Secretary of the PCV and former leader of the metal workers, Yul Jabour, secretary of International Solidarity of the PCV and lawyer. They headed the Lists of Guarico and Yaracuy, respectively.
Equally, it obtained three (3) substitute deputies: Pedro Eusse, member of the Political Bureau and national secretary of the workers and union movement of the PCV, for the District Number 4 of Portuguesa; Edgar Lucena, member of the Central Committee of the PCV and sociologist for the District Number 2 of Cojedes; and, Eduardo Linarez, member of the Central Committee of the PCV and agricultural engineer for the District Number 1 of Falcon.
But also has nine (9) leaders put forth on the list that would become substitutes if there were vacancies of the principal or substitute deputy elected in the alliance: Carolus Wimmer, member of the Political Bureau of the PCV, in Trujillo; Elena Linarez, member of the Political Bureau, in Miranda; Elam Pacheco, Regional Political Secretary, in Lara; Armiche Padron, member of the Central Committee, in Sucre; Janohi Rosas, secretary of the JCV organization [YCL] , en Monagas; Lida Silva, member of the Regional Committee, in Barinas; Franklin Gonzalez, Regional Political Director, in Apure; Febres Rodriguez, member of the Central Committee, in Nueva Esparta; and, Mariza Gutierrez, Regional Political Director, in Amazonas.
All are proven cadre in the struggle that, together with the militant Communist collective and the working people, will wage the necessary battles in the National Assembly in order to defend the achievements of the people’s rights.