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The Venezuelan parliament adopted the law against fascism in the first reading.

The Venezuelan parliament adopted the law against fascism in the first reading.

The National Assembly of Venezuela approved in the first hearing the government’s proposed draft law on the fight against fascism, neo-fascism and similar manifestations.

“The draft law against fascism, neo-fascism and similar manifestations was approved by a qualified majority in the first hearing,”  the assembly’s blog post on the social network says.

Executive Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, who presented the draft law to deputies, explained that it would be a response to the statements and actions of organizations and parties of an “overtly and openly fascist nature” that could be found in Venezuela in the last 25 years.

The new law consists of four chapters and 30 articles and provides “means and mechanisms for maintaining peaceful coexistence and tolerance in the face of fascist expressions that may arise in the country” and also prohibits organizations promoting or based on the ideas of fascism, which are explained in the text document.