For the respect of the political rights of the PCV

24 September 2022

Joint Statement of Communist Parties

The organizations and people who subscribe this statement see with great concern the expressions of Diosdado Cabello, First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), broadcast through his program on VTV, “Con el mazo dando”. In them, the leadership of the Communist Party of Venezuela and its Secretary General, Óscar Figuera, are accused of being a “representative of the United States”, among other serious accusations of a similar nature.

In response to these statements, the Communist Party of Venezuela issued a public statement in which they denounced “the intentions to outlaw, intervene or annul the legal political capacity of the PCV, under a maneuver similar to that applied against parties such as the PPT and Tupamaro”.

In recent days, this escalation has become more serious in the face of new statements by PSUV leader Diosdado Cabello, attempting to link the PCV with a former minister of presidents Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro accused of acts of corruption in PDVSA, and the information that government spheres will promote the disqualification, the withdrawal of immunity and the seat of the Deputy of the National Assembly Oscar Figuera, in addition to other legal actions against the institutionality of the PCV.

During the 2020 electoral process, the PCV had already denounced that the National Electoral Council unjustifiably and arbitrarily disqualified several candidacies of the Revolutionary Popular Alternative (APR) for governorships and mayors, including the candidacy in the city of Caracas. Added to these irregularities was the censorship of all APR candidacies to act as spokespersons in the media. This situation of censorship was later transferred to the National Assembly, where to date, the deputy elected by the APR/PCV, Óscar Figuera, continues to be denied and restricted from speaking, almost two years after taking office.

We urge the authorities of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and the various agencies of the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to settle differences of a political or ideological nature with the PCV in the field of political debate, to respect political rights, the legal personality and the right to voice of the leadership of the PCV, as well as of its deputy and Secretary General, Oscar Figuera.

SolidNet Parties

  1. Party of Labour of Austria
  2. Brazilian Communist Party
  3. Communist Party of Greece
  4. Communist Party of Mexico
  5. New Communist Party of the Netherlands
  6. Paraguayan Communist Party
  7. Philippines Communist [PKP 1930]
  8. Communist Party of the Workers of Spain

Other Parties

  1. Secretariat of Migrant Workers and Refugees of the Union of Workers of the Popular Economy – Argentina
  2. Popular Rebellion Movement – Argentina
  3. Column “Boli Lescano” – Argentina