Hugo Chavez, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Caracas, Jan 27, 2009
The Yes vote triumphed in Bolivia. That is to say, the Bolivian people approved the new political Constitution of the State. I was fortunate to speak with comrade President Evo Morales the same night of the victory.
Evo achieved victory again; and he really deserves it. He has been a great leader; he has withstood all kind of aggressions and conspiracies promoted by the imperialist Bush government, which has used an unpatriotic bourgeoisie and a fascist right-wing movement as its tools.
The vote of the humble people, the indigenous people, and the people excluded for 500 years, prevailed.
However, it is necessary to say that this victory goes beyond Bolivia to enter the historical process described by comrade Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa as a change of time.
In my opinion, this process carries in its backbone a deep social revolution, powerfully expressed in the fields of politics and laws.
This is how a new constitutional doctrine has been emerging in South America, a doctrine based on the original constituent power of our people.
In Venezuela, as we know, once the constituent power was activated, it approved our advanced Bolivarian Constitution on December 15th, 1999, almost ten years ago, thus starting the refoundation of the Republic and the Simon Bolivar National Project and the transition towards socialism.
via Bolivia Rising: Hugo Chavez on Bolivia: The Yes Vote Triumphed.
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