The Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) is going to challenge new
electoral authority rules in court this week which threaten to
exclude it from elections. During the weekend the party
denounced the new National Electoral Council (CNE) rules which
require parties to submit full membership lists for publication on
the authority’s website — or be deregistered and barred from
to the Communist Party of Venezuela the recent decision is based on a 1965
law, when the then bourgeois governments (including Romulo Betancourt's one) had unleashed numerous persecutions against members of the Communist Party which was outlawed. The General Secretary of PCV Oscar Figuera stated that the Party will seek an injuction from the Supreme Justice Tribunal against the rule of the National Electoral Council.
The Communist Party of Venezuela holds two seats in the opposition-controlled, 167-member National Assembly, and forms part of the Great Patriotic Pole bloc led by President Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party.