Monday, December 19, 2005

Change or no change?

So Evo Marles appears to be cruising to victory in the Bolivian presidential election. It's all shaping up to be an interesting result, especially as he's supposedly promised to legalise coca, the raw product for cocaine. I wonder whether that will land him a terrorist label from the US?

No doubt what will happen is once he's in he'll end up disappointing his voters, a la Lula. Racialness goes down a treat while on the stump, but once they're in office it's amazing how quickly they become 'responsible' reformers. For example, expect some procrastincation over the controversial gas pipeline (which did for the past two presidents) before it's finally given the go-ahead.

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