Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ready or not, here comes the most boring election in Bolivian history

So the other day Evo's coca union kicked off Evo and Alvaro's reelection campaign and well it all seems so anticlimatic. Check out the lastest poll numbers for the December election, properly titled "Morales is Sole Leader for Bolivians" (granted polling in Bolivia is a crap shoot):

Jun. 2009

Apr. 2009

Evo Morales

44%

41%

Víctor Hugo Cárdenas

8%

7%

Samuel Doria Medina

7%

n.a.

Rubén Costas

6%

5%

Jorge Quiroga

5%

6%

Manfred Reyes Villa

5%

n.a.

Carlos Mesa

n.a.

7%

Other / Undecided

25%

34%


If it weren't for all the violence and racism which got the opposition to this point I would almost feel sorry for them. And this poll doesn't include half of the additional possible candidates as the opposition political parties continue to fracture. Let me save you the time reading the western press about the upcoming election and summarize their line right now: "Divisive authoritarian populist Evo Morales faces off against pro-democracy opposition seeking national reconciliation." Never mind it was the opposition who promoted violent division of the country.

1 comment:

Bina said...

Check out Costas and Tuto--they seem to have swapped a voter in there somewhere. Bwahahahaha!

(Hey Branko, are you thinking of running, or would you rather just get there by way of a putsch, like all your fascist pals in OTHER countries?)