At large march, Venezuela's Maduro hails Russian Revolution, 'when the workers took power'

President Nicolas Maduro at the Russian Revolution commemoration. Photo: @PresidencialVen.
November 8, 2017

Speaking to a huge march on November 7, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that, during the Russian Revolution, the workers took political power into their hands for the first time. "In Revolution, all times are a battle and they are a struggle!", Maduro told the popular celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik-led revolution on the outskirts of the Miraflores Palace Caracas.

The president recalled that the Revolution showed for the first time that workers could take political power in their hands to build a state.

He said that the main objectives of the Bolivarian and socialist revolution taking place in Venezuela are to claim the dignity of the people and the union of Latin America and the Caribbean "to transform us into a great block of forces that seeks the balance of the world".

"This is a Christian socialism, which vindicates a people that want peace, happiness and justice," he said.

Maduro said that in the municipal elections to be held on December 10, the Bolivarian Revolution would win, as it did in the regional elections of last October 15, with revolutionaru candidates triumphing in 18 of 23 governorships.

"Let no one be left without voting for the revolutionary candidates and the revolutionary candidates," he said.

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Photos of the November 7 demonstration via @PresidencialVen

"Another better world is possible and we will build socialism at all costs," emphasized President Maduro.

Venezuelan workers marched from Cantv headquarters, on Libertador Avenue in Caracas, to the Miraflores Palace as part of their celebrations of the centennial of the October Socialist Revolution.

[Reposted from TeleSUR English.]