[Venezuelanalysis.com's Chris Carlson reports on the recent statements by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez regarding his conceptions of how his constitutional reform proposal would change the political and territorial organisation of the country and provide more political power to community organisations.]
Chavez Outlines Proposed Social and Economic Structure for Venezuelan Socialism
By Chris Carlson - Venezuelanalysis.com
Tuesday October 9th 2007
Mérida, October 9, 2007 (venezuelanalysis.com)- On Sunday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez outlined his conception of how his constitutional reform proposal change the political and territorial organization of the country and will provide more political power to community organizations. Chavez made his presentation during his weekly TV and radio program Aló Presidente.
"With the approval of the Constitutional Reform, with the power that it will give to the people, we will break from this straightjacket that the colonial model imposed upon us," said Chavez on Sunday from the Humboldt Hotel on the mountain above Caracas.
Chavez spent much of his show this week explaining what he calls "the new geometry of power," which will reorganize the political, territorial, and economic structure of the country. Chavez has said that these changes will be fundamental to the planned transition to a socialist system in the country.
The president explained the proposed territorial distribution, which will be made up of states, federal districts, municipalities, communes, federal territories, and island districts. Chavez has explained before that organized communities will unite to form communes throughout the country, which will basically be self-governing entities.
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