The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) denounces before the public opinion a new phase of the aggression maintained by the leadership of the Government of Nicolás Maduro and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) aimed at "neutralizing the political action of the legitimate leadership elected by the Venezuelan communists".
"The Government and the PSUV are employing various mechanisms ranging from economic offers to threats, either veiled or open, with the aim of co-opting members, middle or grassroots structures of the PCV; of co-opting them for their plan of subordination of the workers vanguard to their anti-working class and anti-popular policies," warned Neirlay Andrade during a press conference.
"From the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Venezuela we want to call on our membership to remain vigilant in the face of these new maneuvers," added the leader.
The PCV ratified once again that it "will not bend" in the face of this siege against the organization that reached its highest point last August when, by orders of the government of Nicolás Maduro, the Supreme Court of Justice snatched the legal personality from the legitimate leadership of the PCV to hand it over to a handful of political operators of the PSUV.
"We are and will continue to be consistent with our line of confrontation with a policy that has given in to the interests of big capital and that pretends nothing else than to unload all the weight of the capitalist crisis, all the weight of the unilateral coercive measures of imperialism, all the weight of a failed economic policy, on the shoulders of the working women and men," Andrade affirmed.
Communist and Workers Parties back legitimate leadership of the PCV
"Of course, at the international level, nobody believes that the parapet organized by the Supreme Court of Justice, at the request of the Government, is the legitimate leadership of the PCV and we have received proof of this during the last weeks", said the member of the Political Bureau.
Andrade informed that almost three months after the judicial assault, the TSJ has refused to deliver the certified copies of the files of this process "which was clearly a violation of the rule of law".
The usurpation of the leadership of the PCV was the subject of discussion at the most recent International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (EIPCO), held in Turkey. There, most of the organizations subscribed to a pronouncement with three key points, explained Andrade:
"The first of them is solidarity with the struggles of the Venezuelan workers and working class that is currently facing a harsh offensive of capital against their rights. Secondly, the unrestricted defense and solidarity with the Communist Party of Venezuela. The International Communist Movement has publicly requested the Supreme Court of Justice to revoke the infamous sentence 1,160 and to restore the political rights of the PCV. But in addition, the workers' parties of the whole world have told imperialism: enough of attacking the Venezuelan people!”
After the IMCWP, a delegation of the PCV carried out an important work agenda in Italy, Germany, France and Spain.
"In this tour it was made known what is the true reality of the Venezuelan working class and what the popular sectors are facing in our country," detailed Andrade.
"It was also a propitious moment to receive the embrace and support of numerous organizations that have made it clear that they do not recognize any other group; much less one imposed by the bourgeois government in power," she added.