The MAS dilemma

Humberto Vacaflor writes in El Diario:

Memories of the present

Everything is going as planned by the Cuban and Venezuelan advisors on the issue of “primary” elections, the only ones in the world where each party has only one candidate.

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) responds as planned, obeying the government and discarding all possible problems, whether opponents or technicians that could harm the fraud.

The civil employees of La Paz accept to be hauled across the country in uncomfortable buses and housed in pigsties, only to make a bundle in the proclamations of the binomial vetoed by a referendum.

Everything was going clockwork, but someone has observed a detail that now has distressed all operators, starting with Walter Chávez.

It is known that Nicolás Maduro does not fall because there are five million public employees willing to sell very dearly the possibility of being dismissed.

And that the Venezuelan military become rich by selling contraband gasoline, a business in which the Bolivian militias are also engaging, although on a smaller scale.

The dilemma in question is how to make Bolivian public employees respond well in the primary and then in the general elections.

The data is interesting. The masistas in charge of the campaign know that of all the public employees that exist in La Paz, only 24.54% are affiliated to the MAS.

Here something failed. Why are not all registered?

Finding a solution to apply it in the primary elections is already late. Nothing can be done. They can not be forced to register to the political party.

The most terrible doubt is raised by Venezuelan experts: if there were a result in which the white or null votes were the majority?

The antecedent is that in the elections to elect the current judicial authorities 70% of the votes were null or white, in addition to that there was the highest absenteeism in history.

Can you control this? There is a military Masista in charge of developing a strategy to avoid disaster. An adverse result in the primaries would be the last straw.

The first idea is to insist that the vote in the primaries is not mandatory. But that clashes with the intention of President Evo Morales to get an avalanche of votes that makes forget the 21-F.

Public employees look askance. They know that they could not be identified in the event that they voted null or white.

Someone looks at the one who invented the primaries, and he’s starting to hate it.

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