[Venezuelanalysis.com's Chris Carlson reports on how in the aftermath of Sunday's constitutional reform referendum defeat, various pro-Chavez leaders have called for an examination of the reasons for their failure to get the reform approved.]
Pro-Chavez Leaders Examine Reasons for Venezuelan Referendum Loss
Mérida, December 6, 2007 (venezuelanalysis.com) - In the aftermath of Sunday's constitutional reform referendum, various pro-Chavez leaders examined the reasons for their failure to win the referendum last Sunday. Most leaders agreed that there was doubt and confusion among the population due to a failure of the Chavez campaign to explain the contents of the reform and to fight media manipulation. They called for a process of self-criticism and reflection inside the movement and inside the United Socialist Party (PSUV).
"If there is no criticism, if there is no self-criticism, we will never be able to construct a revolution," said the Pro-Chavez parliamentarian Luis Tascón. "Chavismo is the fundamental force in Venezuela, and Chavismo will continue building this country, but we need to reassess ourselves. We need to recover our lost humility."
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