Caracas, December 8, 2022 (Press PSUV). – This Thursday, during the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Commander Hugo Chavez’s last proclamation from the 4F Mountain Barracks, there was the presentation and baptism of the book “Irreversibility,” written by the People’s Power Minister for the Communes and Social Movements, Jorge Arreaza. His chronicle recalled a unique moment in Venezuelan history where a decade ago, Chavez considered possible scenarios of not being able to continue at the head of the presidency due to his health condition.
“It was hard to write it because it was reliving all that. But after seeing the reality of this insurgent and irreverent people, with such a great capacity of resistance, it corroborated to me that I had to do it and shape that moment because it is part of history. I know Commander Chavez wants the Venezuelan people to read this story and share that irreverent moment,” assured Arreaza.
President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros; the First Vice-President of the PSUV, Diosdado Cabello, and Executive Vice-President, Delcy Rodriguez, among other senior leaders hosted the event.
Arreaza recalled that, in December 2012, Commander Chavez excused himself and said: “Forgive me for speaking and presenting these proposals or if they seem fatalistic to you, but I have to prepare myself and the people for all possible scenarios.”
“Chavez showed us three scenarios, and one of them even contemplated not being able to continue governing. Either for not having the physical capacity or if his health did not allow it before he physically left this world. It was then when on December 2, he left Nicolas Maduro as head of the Bolivarian Revolution, Vice President of the country at that time,” he added.
During his intervention, Arreaza walked through several situations described in the book. He mentioned that on December 5th Chavez called President Nicolas Maduro in the middle of a tense, tender, transcendent moment. He said: “in the scenario of not being able to continue at the head of the presidency, it would be up to you, Nicolas, to assume the reins and guarantee the continuity and irreversibility of the Bolivarian Revolution.”
“There was a great silence there, and President Maduro told him, count on me, Commander. I will do whatever is possible in any scenario that may arise to guarantee the continuity and deepening of the Bolivarian Revolution. No matter how difficult it may be, we will move forward with the people,” added Arreaza and emphasized that President Maduro assumed that role. He did not fail Commander Chavez and is a leader not only of the Bolivarian Revolution but of the liberation processes in the world in the 21st century.
At the time, Chavez added that liberation should not only be achieved by the people since it was not a matter of a country, region, or continent. With his book in hand and reading its fragments, Arreaza said that at that crucial moment for the country’s future. The leader of the Bolivarian Revolution was insistent in remembering that the enemy is the most powerful empire that ever existed and the most perverse and oppressive system ever conceived.