Electoral Rules and the Transformation of Bolivian Politics: by B. Muñoz-Pogossian

By B. Muñoz-Pogossian

This can be the 1st book-length research of the increase in energy of the Bolivian social gathering stream in the direction of Socialism (MAS) and its chief, President Evo Morales.

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The series of laws passed in relation to the NPE relied on the support of a partner with similar policy orientations. By forging the alliance, he was closer to guaranteeing the continuity of the economic plan. 6. The ADN also saw an opportunity to receive positional concessions. Although not in very politically visible positions, with the pact the ADN received control of some development Paz Estenssoro’s MNR, a highly institutionalized political party, would receive the majority of the posts within the state apparatus.

By forging the alliance, he was closer to guaranteeing the continuity of the economic plan. 6. The ADN also saw an opportunity to receive positional concessions. Although not in very politically visible positions, with the pact the ADN received control of some development Paz Estenssoro’s MNR, a highly institutionalized political party, would receive the majority of the posts within the state apparatus. 1 Continued ADN-Banzer MNR-Paz Estenssoro state corporations, superintendence offices, and the leadership of key state enterprises.

The April 24, 1983 edition of El Diario, a major Bolivian newspaper, describes the clash between Siles Zuazo and the COB’s Lechín, whom the former called an “an anarchicunionist, ultraleftist, destabilizing factor” who occupied the premises of the Bolivian Mining Corporation (Corporación Minera de Bolivia). The crisis between the UDP and the COB suffered a definitive rupture in November 1983. Two hundred and four strikes occurred during the first three months of the Siles Zuazo administration—October–December 1982 (Gamarra and Malloy 1988: 165).

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