Leaders for Marea Socialista, the radical leftist splinter group where most of chavismo’s intellectuals seem to be seeking refuge following the virtual militarization of PSUV, are now contemplating the uncomtemplatable.
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“They’re destroying the revolution,” said Gonzalo Gomez, a Socialist Tide leader, in an interview, calling the opposition’s victory a “jolt” that requires policy change.
The opposition won a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly, as exhausted Venezuelans voted for relief from food shortages and salary-destroying inflation.
That has emboldened hardline opposition leaders who want to oust Maduro in a recall referendum next year.
Some on the disenchanted left are also pondering the same move if Maduro does not open debate within “Chavista” ranks and fails to reform.
“This is a possibility,” said Gomez of the referendum.
“But we’re not going to put forward a recall referendum just because it might be right and necessary, only if there are possibilities of generating change via the revolution. We’re not going to help the right grab control.”
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