Great Patriotic Pole

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Great Patriotic Pole
Gran Polo Patriótico
Leader Nicolas Maduro
Founded October 7, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-10-07)
Ideology Socialism of the 21st century
Political position Left-wing to Far-left
Colors                  Orange, blue, red, yellow
Seats in the National Assembly
98 / 165
Governors of States
20 / 23
Mayors
256 / 337
Website
www.granpolopatriotico.org.ve
Politics of Venezuela
Political parties
Elections

The Great Patriotic Pole (Spanish: Gran Polo Patriótico, GPP) is an electoral alliance of Venezuelan political parties created in 2011 to support the re-election of Hugo Chávez in the 2012 presidential election.[1] The organisation, which "formally unites 35,000 Venezuelan movements and collectives",[1] is led by Nicolás Maduros' United Socialist Party of Venezuela (Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela, PSUV). Although the coalition shares a name with the "Patriotic Pole" of the 1998 presidential election, the 1998 coalition was one of political parties, and did not include the wide range of social movements and community organisations involved in the GPP. For example, in Mérida state the GPP includes "[m]ovements such as the Tupamaros, the Educational Community Socialist Front, the Frebin (the Bolivarian Front of Researchers and Innovators), the student movement Community Integration, the comrades in the rural workers front- the Campesino Front Ezequiel Zamora, the popular educators network, the Women’s Bicentennial Front, and... Tatuy TV".[1]

A member of the regional promoter team of the GPP in Mérida state said in February 2012:

in order to form the GPP, there are a range of stages to go through. The first stage was the formation of the national promoter team, which was sworn in and approved by the president. It is made up of 153 comrades, spokespeople of different collectives at a national level. That stage ended with the national registration in October 2011. Next came the second stage of regrouping, which are the ongoing meetings of all the collectives registered in the GPP. After that, which is where we are at now, comes the stage of carrying out the popular assemblies of the GPP. These are where the planning, decision making, and debating of all those participating in the GPP takes place. Finally, there is a last stage, which consists of the national congress, or the national popular assembly, with President Chavez. That will be held on 13 April this year and it’s where the new proposals for the national organisation will be discussed and voted on.[1]

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Party name Acronym Founded Ideology Website
Venezuelan Revolutionary Current CRV 2000 Communism crvnacional.blogspot.com.es
Independents for the National Community IPCN 1995 Socialism ipcn.es.tl
National Youth Action Unit With Bimba JUAN BIMBA
People's Electoral Movement MEP 1967 Bolivarianism mep.com.ve
Tupamaro MRT 1998 Marxism tupamaro.org.ve
Revolutionary New Way NCR 2008 Socialism ncr.org.ve
Authentic Renewing Organization ORA 1988 Christianity oraporvenezuela.org
Communist Party of Venezuela PCV 1931 Marxism–Leninism pcv-venezuela.org
United Socialist Party of Venezuela PSUV 2008 Socialism of the 21st century psuv.org.ve
Fatherland for All PPT 1997 Democratic socialism patriaparatodos.com.ve
Revolutionary Party of Labor PRT 2012 Syndicalism
Organized Socialist Party in Venezuela PSOEV 2006 Democratic socialism www.psoev.org.ve
For Social Democracy PODEMOS 2002 Social democracy [1]
Networks of Responses of Communitary Changes REDES 2012 Socialism
Venezuelan Popular Unity UPV 2005 Bolivarianism
Republican Bicentennial Vanguard VBR 2011 Bolivarianism

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