The Communes pursue making way for self-governance

Lara, December 19, 2022 (Presidential Press Office) – In the Iribarren municipality, where President Nicolas Maduro delivered the 4 million 300 thousand housing units’ milestone, the communes set out to make way for self-government, said the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro.

He stressed that Venezuela’s Constitution is the most advanced in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is the first one consulted, written, and decided by the Venezuelan people’s popular vote. It promotes a democracy built by the neighbors, what “we call the Communal Councils and the aggregation of several communal councils: the communes.”

He questioned: ” Where is this going? Self-government. The people should learn to directly govern themselves, to administer their resources, to solve their problems, to advance over difficulties.” During his speech, he commented he explained this to several national political sectors that expressed their concerns, criticisms, and positions as political opposition during meetings held at the Palace of Miraflores with emerging political parties.

The Venezuelan President emphasized that the Communes figure is found in the Constitution, when “a social, democratic, state of law and justice is defined in the Constitution, when all the ways of protagonist participation are defined, as a participative and protagonist democracy, and not a bourgeois one.”

“That is the truth of the democracy we want to build, a new democracy, of the 21st century, with deep social content. A direct and libertarian democracy. Or is it that there can be democracy without the people? It is what the bourgeoisie believes. We believe in a democracy in the territory,” reflected the President.

Regarding the meetings that he holds with the national opposition to strengthen the national political dialogue, the Head of State ratified that he is extending his hand.

“I like to listen to them to see what they bring and to see what they say,” he pointed out. He remarked to his government team that “we are obliged to debate” with those who have doubts about the public policies carried out by the Bolivarian Revolution. “It is about convincing that we are on the right side of history,” he said.

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