Last Days of Chavez's Legacy: The Fall of Chavismo in Venezuelahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5ot_ri1Ox8
Venezuela’s December election was an historic moment. After exactly 17 years of dominating the country’s institutions and politics, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) — founded by the late President Hugo Chavez — was defeated at the polls.
The party, and its Chavista allies, was beaten in the congressional election of December 6 by the opposition coalition, which now has enough seats in the National Assembly to challenge President Nicolas Maduro, Chavez’s successor.
Indeed, Ramos Allup, the assembly’s newly elected speaker, declared on January 5 that there would be a change of government within six months. Under Venezuela’s constitution, the president can be removed with a recall referendum.
Other lawmakers have said that they would push for the release of political prisoners jailed under Maduro’s government.
Yet the president remains defiant, responding: "Let them call a recall referendum and then the people will decide.” Maduro has also said that he would veto any prisoner amnesty law.