Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Debate on the Universities Act

At its first ordinary session of the year, the 98 members of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, 65 of the Bureau of Democratic Unity and 2 of the Homeland for All now live in Parliament agreed on something.

All legislators agreed yesterday to lift the sanction of the Law on Higher Education (LEU), the same that was approved by the National Assembly early last Dec. 23 and subsequently was vetoed by the president, Hugo Chavez.

Before taking this decision unanimously, the secretary of the AN, Ivan Zerpa, read the statement sent by Chavez which objected to the rule. There, the President stated that, as drafted, the LEU is inapplicable "and emphasized that the development of this legal tool requires" more consultation and popular participation. "

Heard the opinion of the Head of State, Deputy Hector Navarro (PSUV-Miranda) began the debate by ensuring that the presidential veto of the LEU shows that the AN is independent of the National Executive.

Highlighting the abuses suffered by the universities in the past, Navarro stressed that now more than 2 million Venezuelans in higher education.

For the opposition, Leomagno Flores (AD-Tachira) held the failure to enact the text. "This law was unconstitutional, sought to wrest autonomy," complained Flores, who pleaded for "a university open to all currents of thought." The representative of the MUD announced that support the bill sponsored by Assembly University of Education, which is backed by over 40 thousand signatures.

Luis Acuna (PSUV-Sucre) closed the discussion stating what are the points that Chavez is not ready to review. "We will not waver in admission to universities without restrictions and the possibility that the entire university community is entitled to elect the authorities," he said Acuna, who added: "We want people to participate in the formation of his talent human. " That said, it is again opened the debate.

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