Posted On 22 Sep 2010
During a Political Campaign Event on the State of Táchira, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez showed himself confident of having his Political Party, the PSUV winning the Legislative Elections. They will take place this Sunday, September 26, where 17,7 millions of Venezuelans will cast their vote for new Deputies. During the event he affirmed: “We’re going to demolish the stateless bourgeoisie. This sunday we’re going to sweep the squalid all over Venezuela”. The candidates of the PSUV, are focusing their campaign on highlighting the achievements of the current government, stating if the opposition wins the elections on Sunday, these achievements will be lost.
On the other side, if Hugo Chávez’s Political Party wins the elections, or at least gets three-fifths of the seats at the Assembly, or 99 legislators, it will be able to give exceptional powers to Chávez to legislate once again. The PSUV seeks to obtain at least 110 out of the 165 seats in order to legislate in favor of the current political project the president has, and therefore having the majority to assign members to other public powers such as the Electoral Council, the Prosecution and the Supreme Tribune.
Chávez also looks forward to win these elections with his party to start to gain presence for the future Presidential Elections, that will take place on 2012. “We’re going to have victory this 26th to deepen, to radicalize the Bolivarian Revolution towards Socialism.” said Chávez, and added: “First, we have to win this sunday to go to 2012. The people need a true National Assembly, with Deputies like ours. Imagine a squalid taking over Miraflores (the Presidential Palace). He would take away from you everything the Revolution has given, which is not a gift, it’s a right. But as long as Chávez is President, I will keep working tirelessly with the Deputies of the revolution, with the governments and mayors of the revolution”.
The current Congress is formed in its majority by people close to the government, since in the elections of 2005, the opposition walked out in order to boicott the elections. Therefore, during the last five years, the National Assembly has been able to approve more than 140 laws that, in their majority, benefit Chavez’s project.