Alternation in Power: Oxygen for Democracy
The transition process of the Salvadoran government is proving that alternation of power contributes to sound political practices.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Observable facts in the current transition process between the government of the outgoing ARENA party and the incoming FMLN party, are positive signs up until now and differ sharply from other transitions.
Those who are elected to perform executive positions such as the Presidency of the Republic must be EXECUTIVES, not hide behind their shields by calling for assemblies when it comes to the responsibility for decision-making.
"Murillo and Ortega together are forging a level of control that political observers say holds echoes of the sort of family dynasty that the Sandinista Front once took up arms to topple."
Latin American businessmen are proposing franchising a 'political-corporate' development scheme to counter the prevailing 'Chavez model'.
Costa Rican business leaders have expressed their dismay at the executive branch's apparent contradictions regarding the proposed agreement on fiscal issues and the strike threats made by public unions.
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