“Being a strong opposition instead of a weak government has its advantages”

Jim Shultz over at the Blog from Bloivia has written an interesting primer/analysis of Bolivian politics. Not the whole history but a glimpse of what’s going on right now. Especially as it relates to Evo Morales and the MAS parties run for President this year.

The most amazing part he reveals is that “Winning the Popular Vote is Not Winning the Presidency” in Bolivia. I’m just beginning to understand how other countries political systems work. It demonstrates just how unfairly the US system blocks diverse groups from realistically participating in government. The US brand of democracy is so flawed. It completely depends on its flag waving PR to exist. If only the majority of US citizens knew how unfair their system was AND really cared about it… IMAGINE!

It seems no matter where you live, “Being a strong opposition instead of a weak government has its advantages”.