Most Venezuelans Support Socialism

Caracas, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Most Venezuelans support a mixed-economy of socialist model, indicated today a survey carried out by Hinterlaces.

According to a survey issued by journalist Jose Vicente Rangel during his Sunday TV slot Confidenciales broadcast by Televen, most Venezuelans support the development of a socialist productive economic model that includes State-owned, private-owned and social companies.

The survey, carried out from September 15th to October 3rd throughout the country, indicated that when the population was asked whether the National Government should change the socialist economic model to a capitalist one, 75 percent of those surveyed said that the socialist model should be more productive and efficient, while 31 percent said it should be changed.

On the other hand, 60 percent expressed their support for the economy controlled by the State and not the private sector, while 36 percent said they were against it.

During the Sunday program, Oscar Schemel, president of the pollster Hinterlaces, said that the defeat of the opposition in the regional elections was a punishment of the population to the violent strategy staged by the opposition.

He also said that the recent elections ratified Chavismo as a reality, and surveys indicate that 59 percent of Venezuelans would choose President Nicolas Maduro, who is leading the revolutionary forces, to solve the problems in the country instead of a government from the opposition.

The polls also indicate that Venezuelans reject the violent strategies posed by the opposition and the guarimbas by 81 percent, while 59 percent of those surveyed support the democratic way and are willing to wait for the presidential elections.

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