Popular Revolutionary Alternative

The Popular Revolutionary Alternative (Spanish: Alternativa Popular Revolucionaria, APR) is a Venezuelan Chavista political coalition made up of socialist and leftist parties critical of the administration of Nicolás Maduro.

Popular Revolutionary Alternative
Alternativa Popular Revolucionaria
Founded11 August 2020 (2020-08-11)
Revolutionary socialism
Political positionFar-left
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Colours  Red
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The coalition was created in the leadup to the 2020 Venezuelan parliamentary election to bring together the political forces that support the Bolivarian Revolution, as begun by Hugo Chávez, and who also seek to demarcate themselves from governmental policy.[2]

History edit

Background edit

The emergence of the Popular Revolutionary Alternative as a coalition coincided with a series of interventions by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice towards some of the left-wing parties in the Great Patriotic Pole, such as Tupamaro and Patria Para Todos.[3][4][5] The Communist Party of Venezuela also denounced surveillance by the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service on their headquarters in Puerto Cabello.[6]

The parties that have formed the APR claim that the difficulties the Venezuelan economy is going through are due to the structural crisis of capitalism, intensified by the "economic asphyxiation of US imperialism."[7] The coalition denounces high costs of living, low salaries, and the rampant speculation & corruption in Venezuela currently, as well as opposing the adoption of unpopular measures by the "social-democratic" government that leads the PSUV. The APR stands for a "revolutionary way out" of the crisis in the country.[7][8]

2020 parliamentary elections edit

Within the framework of the 2020 elections to the National Assembly, the Popular Revolutionary Alternative will be using the electoral ticket of the Communist Party of Venezuela, the only ticket which the government has authorized to run legally.[9]

During the campaign, various candidates and leaders of the APR have been subject to arrests and death threats.[10]

Coalition parties edit

Political Party Acronym (Spanish) Founded in Political tendency
Communist Party of Venezuela[needs update?] PCV 1931 Communism, Marxism–Leninism
  Fatherland for All (section) PPT 1997 Libertarian socialism
  Revolutionary Movement Tupamaro (section) MRT 1998 Communism, Marxism–Leninism, Guevarism
Revolutionary Party of Labour PRT 2012 Communism, Marxism–Leninism
  Lucha de Clases (International Marxist Tendency) LdC 2010 Orthodox Trotskyism
Somos Lina Movement SL 2018 Anti-imperialism
 Revolutionary Bolivarian Movement-200 MBR-200 1982 Left-wing nationalism
  United Left [es] IU 2002 Socialism
Compromiso País COMPA Anti-oligarchy
Red Autónoma de Comuneros RAC 2009 Communalism

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Lucha de Clases".
  2. ^ "PCV asegura que hay deslinde electoral con el Psuv, pero no ruptura". Efecto Cocuyo (in Spanish). 20 August 2020. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Movimiento Tupamaro rechazó intervención del TSJ". Runrun (in Spanish). 19 August 2020. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  4. ^ Martínez, Deisy (21 August 2020). "TSJ ordena la intervención de la directiva de Patria Para Todos". Efecto Cocuyo (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  5. ^ Martin, Jorge (22 August 2020). "Venezuela Supreme Court back coup inside Patria Para Todos party". In Defence of Marxism. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  6. ^ "PCV denuncia presencia del SEBIN en su sede de Puerto Cabello". Runrun (in Spanish). 19 August 2020. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Nace la Alternativa Popular Revolucionaria: ¡reconstruyamos la esperanza!". Lucha de Clases (in Spanish). 6 August 2020. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Entre las calumnias de Jorge Rodríguez a Óscar Figuera y las "contradicciones" del PCV y la APR". La Izquierda Diario - Red internacional (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  9. ^ Arias, Ángel (27 September 2020). "Sobre la APR y los ataques del Gobierno/PSUV: se necesita un balance histórico y lecciones estratégicas". Ideas de Izquierda (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Candidata de la APR en Mérida amenazada de muerte". La Izquierda Diario (in Spanish). 2 October 2020. Retrieved 7 November 2020.