A VA image gallery of the process of forming a communal council in Venezuela, taken from the experience of El Manicomio in Caracas.
The communal councils are one of the Bolivarian revolution’s foremost initiatives for building direct democracy and popular power. Delegates are elected to specific working groups for a period of two years in community level elections.
Once elected, the delegates work to develop a number of different areas according to the needs of the community; including in housing, finance, education, culture, health, people’s economy, science and technology and community media. Communitiy assemblies must be called regularly by the delegates, in order for them to answer to the community and incorporate the community’s proposals into their work plan.
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After forming a preliminary “electoral committee,” a community assembly is called in order to ratify the members of the committee and the dates of elections. Lists of the candidates and the election dates are then fly-posted throughout the streets corresponding to the communal council (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas – Venezuelanalysis)
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