Venezuelan Parliament undertakes reform for nailing down communes
Upon President Hugo Chávez's request on October 20, ruling party deputies at the Venezuelan National Assembly are paving the way for the so-called communes
On October 20, during a meeting of ministers, President Hugo Chávez urged his cabinet to speed up the establishment of communes.
Hence, right from its trench, pro-Chávez deputies will try to make the Venezuelan president's dreams come true. The vice-president of the Media Committee, National Assembly, deputy Julio Chávez, said on Tuesday that the amendments to the law governing local public planning councils may be ready to be discussed in the AN in two weeks.
"We are dealing with the vindication of the local and state councils as formidable bodies for resource investment planning (...) this will strengthen the new geopolitical concept or the upper stage of organization, that is, the communes," Chávez explained.
The law governing local public planning councils comprises 39 articles, but only three of them will be revised.
The lawmaker proposed holding talks with mayors, community leaders, and representatives of the Solicitor General's Office working on the creation of local planning councils in order to guarantee the vital participation of communities.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."