CARACAS._ The opposition alliance Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (Democratic Unity Roundtable, MUD) won the majority of seats at the recent parliamentary elections, which were held in a peaceful atmosphere. This result shows new scenes for the Bolivarian Revolution.

The December 6 referendum was the 20th referendum held over the past 17 years, and it is the first time that the rightwing has beaten the governmental forces at the one-chamber National Assembly. Faced with this situation, President Nicolás Maduro said it is necessary to speed up an economicproductive transformation.

 The opposition alliance Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (Democratic Unity Roundtable, MUD) won the majority of seats at the recent parliamentary elections, which were held in a peaceful atmosphere. This result shows new scenes for the Bolivarian Revolution.When addressing the nation, Maduro said that what he called “a temporary setback for the Grand Patriotic Pole” is an incentive and commitment for checking on leaderships and contact with the bases on all levels.

He noted that from now on with this lesson of political ethics, the government will advance with greater strength in constructing socialism and a new society.

This time the economic war triumphed for Maduro; a strategy aimed at damaging collective confidence in one of the country’s projects. A state of needs created by a policy of wild capitalism has incidentally prevailed; an unprecedented war, he said.

What Venezuelan laws stipulate is coming close now: with the simple majority in Parliament, the rightwing could approve the national budget and additional credits, appoint parliamentary authorities or pass ordinary laws.

It would also have powers to conduct investigations on public employees, a witch-hunt already announced by the new parliamentary deputy and leader of the Acción Democrática (Democratic Action) party, Henry Ramos Allup.

Meanwhile, MUD General Secretary Jesús Torrealba bragged about the “cherished times of change,” which some analysts call an expected attack by the legislative power to boycott public policies and displace the country’s current leadership.

Amid this panorama, Maduro called for the new parliamentary authorities to work together for a better country and respect the Constitution of 1999.

The Bolivarian government is already calling to face any circumstances possible with moral and political will, even though their historical adversaries might attempt to impose a project to disrupt the social and democratic state of law.

In this sense, Maduro urged the members of the United Socialists party of Venezuela to continue doing their house-by-house work and keep doingtheir best for the people.

He also called to go far beyond the economic model of oil dependence in order to stop being victims of counterrevolutionary blackmail.

Set to be constituted on January 5, 2016 for a five-year term, the new National Assembly of Venezuela will entail another scenario far beyond the reshuffling of political forces, debates, and the left wing’s battle for the defence of the poorest sectors of the country.

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