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The Venezuelan Communist Party considering recall referendum against Maduro.

The evaluation process will consider the option of a recall in a context of "class struggle" and "imperialist aggression"

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January 16, 2022 8:00pm

Updated: January 17, 2022 8:15pm

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) initiated a process of internal evaluation on the "necessity, pertinence, and political-legal viability" to request a recall referendum against Nicolás Maduro.

In a statement published on Friday, the PCV assured that the request could start once the constitutional period for its request has expired, in other words, half of the current term of the presidential mandate.

The evaluation process will consider the option of a recall in a context of "class struggle" and "imperialist aggression."

"For the PCV, the analysis of the recall referendum is not limited to the simple act of legal activation of a constitutional right of the citizens, leaving aside the current conditions of the class struggle and the future favorable or negative perspectives that, for the interests of the working class, such call may entail," reads the statement.

The decision "implies an in-depth analysis of the current political context of persistent imperialist aggression and its nature," and it will study the "conditions for the recall to be an effective way for the genuine democratic manifestation of the Venezuelan people," continues the statement.

"We will promote collective discussion in the Popular Revolutionary Alternative (APR)," it adds, referring to Venezuela's political coalition opposed to Maduro's government.

"The PCV expresses its position in favor of the legitimate constitutional right of the Venezuelan people to activate the presidential recall referendum or any other popularly elected body," continues the statement, requiring the public powers and institutions of the country, especially the National Electoral Council (CNE), to facilitate the recall.