And who is surprised here?

Last week’s routing at the polls has hit the regime of President Nicolas Maduro hard, leaving the government reeling at the news that the opposition will, from January, hold a two thirds “supermajority” in the National Assembly. With that they can declare amnesties for political prisoners, pass votes of no confidence in ministers, and even attempt to remove Mr Maduro.
So on Tuesday night Diosdado Cabello, the outgoing head of the National Assembly, announced that he was creating a new “National Communal Parliament”. He gave no details of how it would work, other than to state that it was designed to give revolutionary activists a mechanism to make decisions and manage resources.

All that respecting democratic elections stuff, eh?

Might be better off trying to elect a new people.

8 thoughts on “And who is surprised here?”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    “National Communal Parliament”? Does he mean a Soviet? A Revolutionary Committee?

    I can’t wait for the Guardian to explain how this is more democratic.

  2. Sounds remarkably similar to the ‘People’s Parliament’ that represents ‘real democracy’ in the UK etc etc.

  3. Bloke in North Dorset

    SMFS
    ““National Communal Parliament”? Does he mean a Soviet? A Revolutionary Committee?

    I can’t wait for the Guardian to explain how this is more democratic.”
    Frankly, if you don’t understand it you’re a neo-liberal sophist and candidly, its not worth wasting time explaining such things to neo-liberal sophists.

  4. I am hoping this could mean once the Maduro regime crumbles, the new Venezuelan government might call for the extradition of those who aided it – which could mean the UK government putting Diane Abbott and Owen Jones on a plane to Caracas to face execution or a long prison term. Happy Days for everyone!

  5. “Political prisoners”. Senior politicians and media figures feted by our State broadcaster proudly support this. Jones, Abbott et all are evil cunts.

  6. They respect democracy as long as people give the right answers.

    Like the SNP really – lots of pompous verbiage about “the settled political will of the people”, until it turns out that the people don’t agree with them.

    No wonder the EU tries to abolish democracy completely whenever it can. So inconvenient for those who know best, isn’t it?

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