Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bolivian opposition on the canvas

Today are now three months since Evo Morales took the policy decision most adverse to his position of power (reverse the "gasolinazo") without the opposition could capitalize on the situation whatsoever.

Indeed, the reversal of the sample gasolinazo was the act of showing the lack of power to impose a government decision more impressive since the time of the numb with conceit of statesman that from "neoliberal journalist" agreed to become "president by hazard" just for the sake of make history, which, for himself, means being included in its cheap and mediocre handbook of Bolivian history. So radical was what happened on December 31, 2010: almost at the level of Carlos Mesa's decision, the individual (would he reach for "individual"?) of greater political stupidity of the recent history of Bolivia. But the opposition is so weak, entrenched and immobilized that could not take a step forward to conquer just one single political position.

Bolivian current opposition lacks political leadership, but, above all, lacks a project to offer to Bolivia. It also appears that the politicians who could assume a leading role, like Del Granado, are meassuring political times. He had a golden opportunity to launch his leadership to the national field commanding social protests or articulating the forces that resistance to gasolinazo made emerge. But apparently he decided to take care of their leadership capital for a more propitious time.

The truth is that success gasolinazo citizen resistance has not resulted in a political victory for the opposition. And that indicates that the Bolivian opposition is truly on the canvas ...