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Venezuela’s Opposition and Pro-Chavez Movements to March on 23 January

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    Credito: @Forocandanga Venezuela’s Opposition and Pro-Chavez Movements to March on 23 January Jan 15th 2013, by Tamara Pearson [image: PSUV leader, Jorge
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      Venezuela�s Opposition and Pro-Chavez Movements to March on 23 January

      Jan 15th 2013, by Tamara Pearson
      [image: PSUV leader, Jorge Rodriguez (centre) at yesterday�s press
      conference (Ciudad CCS)]

      PSUV leader, Jorge Rodriguez (centre) at yesterday�s press conference
      (Ciudad CCS)

      Merida, January 15th 2013 (Venezuelanalysis.com) � Yesterday the United
      Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) announced that it will challenge
      opposition claims of �unconstitutionality� and march on the same day as
      they will next week. The governing party also announced that its candidates
      for upcoming mayoral elections will be �chosen by the bases�.

      Following calls by the opposition for a protest this coming 23 January
      against the ruling by Venezuela�s Supreme Court that Chavez not swearing in
      on 10 January was constitutional, the PSUV, together with other parties and
      organisations such as the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) and The
      Bolivarian Socialist Central of Workers (CBST) have also called for a march
      that day in Caracas.

      The PSUV is calling on members to come out to �defend the national
      constitution and the true democracy achieved during the government of
      President Hugo Chavez�.

      One of the PSUV�s national leaders, Jorge Rodriguez told press yesterday
      that the march will start at four different locations in Caracas, and will
      end in the 23 de Enero barrio, where grassroots organisation is among the
      highest in Caracas.

      23 January � the barrio�s name in English, and also the date of the
      opposition and pro-Chavez marches, is known as the �day of democracy� in
      Venezuela because it marks the day in 1958 when a civic-military movement
      overthrew the Marcos Jimenez dictatorship.

      The opposition has claimed that Chavez being unable to swear-in on 10
      January as he recovers from surgery for cancer is �unconstitutional�.

      Meanwhile, the national government has pointed out that the current
      opposition consists of many people who took part in the failed coup d��tat
      attempt in 2002, and that it is the Chavista government and movement which
      has been building real democracy in the country.

      Carlos Lopez of the CBST also announced an international conference of
      workers and unions called �Workers of the World with Hugo Chavez and the
      Bolivarian Revolution� to be held this April and to conclude with the 1 May
      march.

      *PSUV to consult its membership in choosing mayoral candidates*

      During the same press conference yesterday, Rodriguez also announced that
      the PSUV will �design a mechanism� to consult the bases and choose its
      candidates for the upcoming mayoral elections on 26 May.

      In the state elections last December, the PSUV�s candidates were chosen by
      President Chavez and the national executive of the party.

      Rodriguez said that in the meantime it was prohibited to suggest or promote
      candidates.
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      *Source URL (retrieved on 15/01/2013 - 7:06pm):*
      http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/7614


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