The second vice president of the National Assembly, Didalco Bolívar, was the special guest in the program “Here with Ernesto Villegas”, moderated by the journalist and Minister of Culture, Ernesto Villegas, who shared details of the long journey through the politics of this social leader .
Didalco Bolívar was a member of the Movimiento Al Socialismo party for 33 years, with the support of Commander Hugo Chávez he formed the Podemos party. He has held different positions in regional and national politics, among them he was governor of the Aragua state for almost 16 years.
Bolívar has always been a militant on the left, but for a brief time he withdrew from the Chavista project due to personal situations.
“I had my differences with Chávez when a single party (PSUV) was proposed. When it was rectified, we were back with the revolutionary process ”, confessed the political leader, assuring that there were differences, but the disproportionate insult was not reached.
He confessed that in his days when he was on the sidewalk in front of the revolution, he faced persecution led by some representatives of the Government that is no longer on the side of the revolution.
“There was a persecution against me. Rafael Isea where is he? Time has shown that whoever persecuted me is now out of the country allied with the adversary and I am here with the revolution, ”said the politician.
In parliament he stressed that the circumstances that led him to leave the country in 2009, he does not wish on anyone. “It is not the same to say I’m going to live abroad, that I have to go,” he confessed.
“I fled the country, and that is something that I have to admit that I did not have the courage to stay and face the situation.” He recalled that he had to leave the country in a military uniform fleeing the harassment of Rafael Isea. “I don’t know if Isea was a personal matter or that he was in love with me, but I don’t want to verify it,” he said with a laugh.
He said that upon his return to the country it occurred when he learned of Commander Hugo Chávez’s illness. “I have to meet again with the president,” he said. He revealed that when he was already in Venezuelan lands, he received a call from President Chávez who said “welcome to the Homeland.”
Law of Special Economic Zones
Given the blocked economic situation that currently exists in the country and the post-blockade that arises from the Government, there is hope in the Law of Special Economic Zones, which promises to be a kind of salvation table and a tool for the complex situation in which we we find.
Bolívar believes that the law “is the daughter of the anti-blockade law, those areas were declared but there was no law. It is about giving more legal support to businessmen, “said the parliamentarian.
He explained that “the ANC decree of the Anti-blockade Law did not have legal personality, which increased bureaucracy,” and argued that the Special Economic Zones law will constitute “a public administration body, but under its own administration.”
He valued that “today’s decentralization law ignores popular power, that is where co-responsibility and special economic zones come in,” as a way of harmonizing the constituted powers with the constituent power to overcome the issue of the economic crisis.
He explained that “no governor has to feel that they are taking away powers, or any minister. This law goes beyond the budget that corresponds to the regions, it comes to share the responsibilities ”.
Forecasts for the elections
Facing the regional elections on November 21, the leader suggests that his party will have several candidates for mayor, but in the governorates they will go hand in hand with the PSUV.
However, he is not very optimistic about the participation of the radical opposition that has its interests placed in the violent arrival to power. “Guaidó has a wishbone in hand and we have to prepare for the opposition to participate in the elections, but also for the terrain of confrontation,” he said.
He stressed that despite this, there are many sectors of the opposition that have a legitimate interest in participating in the elections. “I cannot tell you that all the opposition will participate, but I do know that there will be more participation.”
Regarding the negotiations with the right wing represented by Guaidó, he said that there is a long way to go because from that sector the mistakes made are not recognized. “It is good to have tolerance, but I think that Guaidó has to recognize that he has to compensate the damages caused,” he said.