Caracas, January 19, 2023 (Press Mincomunas) – This Thursday, the People’s Power Minister for Communes and Social Movements, Jorge Arreaza, met with the National Assembly’s (NA) Special Commission for the Transformation of the People’s Power Laws, to discuss the lines of work for 2023.
In this regard, the National Assembly Commission for the Development of the Communes president, Blanca Eekhout, provided a balance of the activities they have carried out to date. “We are resuming this whole consultation journey and installing our Special Commission. So far, this consultation developed, and the 24 states counted active participation in the debate more than 37,000 participants. We have received 4,643 proposals, 9,731 Communal Councils have actively participated, and visited 1,709 Communes. In addition, they developed 1,290 assemblies.”
For the President of the Commission, the consultation becomes a space for debate that raises awareness and guarantees the protagonist’s participation of the people. “This debate will allow us to deepen and raise our people’s awareness and guarantee that this participative and protagonist democracy will be the one to decide the republic’s legal framework.”
For his part, the first vice-president of the National Assembly, Pedro Infante, detailed: “We will deploy the central effort in three lines of work; the first corresponds to the discussion of the four themes of the Revolution. The first corresponds to the debate of the four themes of the Revolution; the stage of rebellion, the foundation, the resistance, the rebirth and renewal of the Bolivarian hope, the seven strategic lines launched by President Nicolas Maduro, and the five blocks of the legislative plan laws, with the People’s Power laws.
During his speech, the Minister expressed: “The President calls us to deepen the laws so that the debate becomes an end in itself, a process to strengthen the conscience, to reconnect in the community, and to propose from the people’s power the elements to strengthen that power.”
For Minister Arreaza, these laws have a level of depth because it is where power builds for the people who are debating and where people need the tools to make government in the territory.
Finally, the ministerial authority highlighted the importance of systematizing the ideas emerging from the digital and written consultations to include them. The Minister also proposed the creation of a work table to contribute to each law and generate inputs. This way, the President of the Republic and the President of the Assembly can decide.