Potemkin wrote:I can imagine....
Your opinion is incorrect.
Can't have a popular left-winger winning too often, now can we...?
She is not retiring because she feels there should be term limits in Germany, but simply because she personally has had enough. Governing a country is an incredibly difficult and tiring job.
Ignoring the result of the referendum and getting the Bolivian equivalent of the Supreme Court to overturn the law on term limits was a political error. If you're simply going to ignore the result, then why hold the referendum in the first place? But I repeat: Morales' election as President of Bolivia was legal, and the military coup d'etat which overthrew him was illegal. And given the composition of both chambers, in which Morales has a 2/3 majority, the coup leaders will have no choice but to govern as a dictatorship.
Not really. I am against any leader from left and right being in power for too long. I am critysizing Merkel here who is a right wing christian democrat. I am also have no problem with left parties being in power. You often time see me praising social democrats from Northern Europe as you know. As i mentioned before they can be an example for SA. Social democrats in Sweden have been in power since 1917 with some mishaps here and there. But they peacefully surrendered power and went to opposition. Then won again and ruled either with majorities or minority governments along with the communists or some other parties. (Farmer party? Something like that) I think they even won the majority of the vote in EVERY election since 1917.
As for Bolivias future. I think a new elections need to be held for all offices so that Moraleses party can win just under another leader or several leadership candidate. That is basically it. Will they win an outright majority in every office? May be after all of these events. But that will at least calm down the country one way or the other. If they don't get an overall majority everywhere then compromise with other parties.
I do not think that any nation is hopeless to change; however, I think that some nations do require a lot more effort than others to become changed. - Verv