Puzzling in Bolivia?
Surprise. With that word, Bolivian journalist Edwin Perez Uberhuaga describes the results of these elections, and especially the decrease in the vote of President Morales. But his surprise was not less than the results obtained by the opposition and former president of the country, Carlos Mesa. In his words, nobody expected numbers such as those obtained by the opposition candidate.
The journalist emphasizes that from the point of view of Evo Morales, a fourth consecutive triumph can be appreciated, but qualifies that it is not as wide as the head of state himself expected. In his opinion, the decline in Morales' vote is due to the fact that a certain part of the population is looking for a government alternative.
"Although Carlos Mesa has a very high intellectual level, he may not have the ability to manage and organize the country well, taking into account the experiences he had when he was vice president and also president of Bolivia," notes the communicator.
Does the right-wing wave wet Bolivia?
Perez Uberhuaga flatly rules out attributing these results to the new wave of conservative right-wing governments that have regained power in some countries a few years ago to this part.
The phenomenon of Bolivia cannot be explained simply in that way, according to his words. "There are surprises in Latin America, there are governments that are not working, that are being questioned."
"In general, what can be said is that none of the previous and current governments (of Latin America) have had the full capacity to change the state of poverty of millions of inhabitants and that means that there are 'left-wing' solutions' or extreme right that are causing some kind of lags and that changes the political map of Latin America, "concludes Edwin Perez Uberhuaga.