Ahora que el Tricel ha dado la razón a la Nueva Mayoría, el número de comunas en las que se realizarán primarias ha bajado de 95 a 66. La mala fe de los partidos de la coalición gobernante es evidente.
Para ganar en 2017, los candidatos deberán saber distinguir entre sus críticas a la forma en que el gobierno ha intentado cumplir sus promesas y las populares metas con las que el gobierno de Bachelet se comprometió.
Recientemente tuvimos la oportunidad de entrevistar a Guillermo Lasso Mendoza, uno de los candidatos para las próximas elecciones Ecuatorianas de 2017. El candidato Lasso lidera el Movimiento Político Creando Oportunidades (CREO). Fue candidato a la Presidencia del Ecuador por CREO en las elecciones de 2013 en las que se convirtió en la segunda fuerza política del país.
Whatever you may think of Evo Morales and his time in power, Bolivian voters’ narrow rejection of a constitutional amendment to allow him to run again is a good thing for the country’s politics and even Morales’ legacy.
The December 6, 2015 elections brought positive change for Venezuela, but this is only the beginning in a long process that is likely to be complicated and in which a positive outcome is far from guaranteed.
Peru and its presidential politics provide the primary themes this week on Latin Pulse. The program discusses the upcoming election in Peru that currently has a crowded field of 19 candidates, including two former presidents.
If the absence of protests or conflict on an election day is an indicator of success, then the success of the Union of South American Nations’ (UNASUR’s) election “accompaniment” of Venezuela’s December 6th legislative elections was smashing.
The big news out of Venezuela’s Dec. 6 legislative elections is the victory of the opposition United Democratic Roundtable (MUD) over the incumbent United Socialist Party (PSUV) of President Nicolás Maduro. But how did the MUD achieve this landslide win in an electoral environment widely regarded as stacked in favor of the PSUV? A variety of factors were at play, and the MUD caught some remarkable breaks.
On December 6th, election laws originally designed by the chavista government to favor it in the allocation of congressional seats worked to the opposition’s advantage.
Religion and politics, the so-called taboo subjects provide the central themes for Latin Pulse this week. The program provides a preview of Cuba’s favorite religious celebration, the feast day of San Lazaro. The program also goes in-depth on reaction to the surprising landslide win of opposition groups in Venezuela in that country’s Congressional elections.