Resurgent Chavismo takes the initiative with Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly vote

Ricardo Vaz

After weeks of imperialist threats and opposition violence, the elections for Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) took place on July 30. The result was a huge turnout of more than 8 million voters, around 41% of the electorate, which gave Chavismo a much-needed shot in the arm.

The Western media reacted by trying to dispute the numbers and sticking even closer to the narrative being pushed by the opposition and the US State Department. With the opposition scrambling and US authorities bringing more sanctions, it is now Chavismo that has the political initiative.

The ANC will not solve everything by itself, but it is a tremendous chance to push the Bolivarian Revolution forward…. continue reading here