Hugo Chávez was a great unifier, bringing together the disparate factions that made up the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela, as well as the opposition alliance, the Democratic Unity Roundtable. After Chávez's death, both parties are at risk of political fragmentation.
Click here to read "What Comes After the 'Great Unifier'?", published March 8, 2013, in CNN's Global Public Square.
March 8, 2013, 12:13 p.m.