Venezuela’s newly re-elected Marxist President, Hugo Chavez, is moving to consolidate Marxist-Leninist power.
From the latest issue of the Communist Party of Canada’s Peoples Voice
Other topics are now also coming to the fore: the proposal by Chavez to create a unified “party of the revolution,” and possible revisions of the constitution, such as removing term limits for the office of President.
The first proposal would unite the MVR,(Chavez’s Movement for the Fifth Republic) PODEMOS, PPT, and the Venezuelan Communist Party, with the goal of creating a stronger revolutionary leadership. Such a process following the Cuban Revolution brought together Fidel Castro’s July 26th Movement, the radical Student Directorate organization and the Popular Socialist Party (Cuba’s historic communists) in 1965 to form the Communist Party of Cuba, a strongly-united vanguard party which has led Cuba for over forty years.
There has been no indication of the possible terms of unity, but clearly, the aim of President Chavez is to strengthen the struggle for genuine socialist transformation.