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Friday, January 27, 2023

The day that changed the history of Venezuela

The date December 6, 1998 definitively changed the history of the South American country, which until then was suffering the consequences of a submissive Fourth Republic that left most people in misery.

According to historical data, at that time, more than 9.3 million Venezuelans were immersed in extreme poverty, about 5 million were immersed in relative poverty, and only 15 percent of the population was considered non-poor, about 3.1 million.

Recalling the date a day earlier, Diosdado Cabello, first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), recalled the campaign of the historic Bolivarian leader throughout Venezuela.

He recounted the revolutionary’s release from prison in 1994, the path to the catacombs of the people and the path to the seizure of power, which led him to the Miraflores Palace on a day like today, in the hands of the people.

Together with the public, Chávez was able to defeat all the structures controlled by the Punto Fijista opposition and he defeated it because he had the votes, Cabello insisted.

Of course, he said, it was difficult to win the election at that time and Chávez did it, “because of the avalanche of votes they could not deceive him”. He received three million 673 thousand 685, according to official figures.

At the time, the leader of the 1992 military coup faced the apparent machinations of the political parties Acción Democratica and Comité de Organización Política Electoral Independiente, and was able to defeat his 13 contenders with 56.20 percent of the vote.

With everything against him – the economic power of the bourgeoisie and oligarchy, powerful media power and US imperialism – the 44-year-old military man from Barina defeated the main contenders by wide margins: Heinrich Salas Romer (39.97 percent) and Irene Sage (2.82 percent). Percent).

The first vice president of the PSUV reported that an entire people demonstrated and that victory was followed, a year later, by another transcendental milestone with the National Constituent Assembly approving a new constitution by a large majority.

The new fundamental law buried the decades-old decadent previous model, paved the way for the creation of a new state and included in its letter and content the principles claimed by the people such as equality, social justice, liberty and freedom .

The PSUV’s first vice president said, a little more than two decades later, “Here we are from Chávez,” a political force not only the largest in the country, but also the most organized and which lists with its grassroots is recognized. structures. , for another electoral victory in 2024.

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