Posts Tagged ‘Elección’
Democracy or plutocracy?
Is the United States becoming aplutocracy? This is a legitimate question, since the influence of money in elections in that country is already overwhelming, and it may continue to increase due to a recent US Supreme Court decision (the McCutcheon case).Read More
From the Ethical to the Ethnic
How did the political class take over the seats reserved for Afro-Colombians in Congress?Read More
Democracy without a People
Abraham Lincoln, in his famous Gettysburg speech, characterized democracy as the government of the people, by the people, and for the people.Read More
Blank Votes: Who Wins?
The blank vote appears to be a strike against political clientelism. But in reality, at least in the congressional elections this Sunday, it is strike against the public itself, since it favors the clientelist machinery.Read More
The Electoral Debate on Drugs
Congressional candidates have broken the taboo. For the first time the debate about drugs and their regulation has taken hold of the campaigns in Colombia.Read More
Re-election, Peace and Democracy
A closer look at the dates when high-level government officials will be chosen reveals the enormous concentration of power that the re-election of President Santos could bring. The balance of power must be re-established and there are concrete ways of accomplishing this.Read More
In Search of a United, Yet Institutionalized Left
Ivan Cepeda’s proposal of creating a broad alliance with a presidential candidate and a roster of congressional candidates is the Left´s best bet, not only for it’s future, but for the country.Read More