The masses of Venezuela have given total support to the continuation of the revolution. The Chavez government with its progressive program easily won the election with a large majority of the vote.

The opposition marches over the last week or so were dwarfed by the revolutionary masses which turned the captial into an ocean of red.

Chavez rally

Celebrations after the victory:

Celebrations after the victory

This election gives the government another six years to continue its program, in this time the government and more importantly the people themselves must increase the rate at which factories and shops are coming under workers control and break the power of capital before it is too late. The longer the capitalists have thier economic base intact the more dangerous the situation will become.

The forces of capital and imperialism have no objections to a violent blood bath if it will restore their full power, that can only be avoided by the masses themselves taking action to break the power of capital.