According to a note published in English by the Agencia Venezolana de Noticias (AVN), President Maduro believes that the special powers to rule by decree he is asking the National Assembly to grant him will be a very powerful tool indeed: Not only will the enabling law serve him to “fight corruption and the economic war,” it will also allow him to deepen the socialist model, transform ethics and morality, and “restrain the vices fostered by some economic sectors.”
Here is the note as published by AVN:
Caracas, 18 Oct. AVN.- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro stressed Thursday that enabling powers will "go straight to the new economic model."
On 8 October, president presented to the National Assembly the draft enabling law, a legal instrument designed to strengthen the fight against corruption and economic war, fostered by the bourgeoisie to destabilize the country's economy.
From Aragua State, the Head of State said: "This situation of economic war must be seen as an opportunity to deepen the socialist economic model. We are going to take this opportunity to turn around this economic situation."
He added that the enabling law will transform ethics and morality: "let's change that way of doing politics left by the Fourth Republic."
He also expressed his belief that the state should become ever stronger to restrain the vices fostered by some economic sectors "and ensure the future of the people."
"Let's tide over difficulties together and make possible the country dreamed by Bolivar and Chavez," Maduro told state media.
At the end of his speech, the Bolivarian Military Aviation presented the president a statuette of the Virgin of Loreto.
AVN 18/10/2013 10:15