national parties, coalitions and electoral conglomerates

There is nothing new if we say that traditional political parties they mean less and less in the current context if we want to identify a program, a leader and a group of people with the same ideals and a sense of struggle for power. For this reason, new categories of electoral analysis appeared for a long time.

For this reason, since the fines of the 1990s, the emergence of FREPASO (Frente País Solidario) broke the bipartisanship and after 2001 the relationship of democratic representation broke down, leaving for the rest of the 2000s broad electoral coalitions with fines to gain power.

Here we will insist on the idea of ​​adjusting these descriptions and reflect on the scenario of negotiations where the internal ones and the first provincial elections appear as great instances of personal competencies far from the ideal that was once thought to be useful.

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Today, the already winning formulas in the provinces and those that are beginning to be tested to enter the competition and that will be legitimized for the presidential elections show us some very interesting aspects:

1- outsiders monothematic that as good media products play to high politics but they cannot ensure a neighborhood in terms of coordination and electoral field work and control in the elections. They are, in Scolari’s terms, a cultural snack.

In political terms, for this reflection, it is shown how an auspicious political and countercultural sandwich. It would be lacking maturation and political muscle for the changes that are offered since they are radical.

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2- The multiplicity of candidacies reflects plurality but also weakness as soon as we failed to consolidate a proposal. As we had previously said in another column, the coalitions have lost authenticity and this shows weak identities but also the desperation to access positions without even looking at the capacity, equipment, skills and competencies for public administration in contexts of high risk and near crisis. .

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3- The increasing polarization has lost the edges of the expected and today the antagonistic speeches by nature unexpected cards are shown. Many suffer from a point in the previous election where he criticized his current running mate and others suffer as the conspiracy for attempted death ends. That is to say, the false campaigns and the negative ones will be the campaigns of this electoral year.

4- In relation to the above, discursive poverty is striking. Big and eloquent changes are enunciated but are opaque on the details. It is an enormous challenge to communicate the complexity of the measures that need to be taken, but this cannot be at the expense of the effort and the republican obligation of public communication of each leader and their government plans.

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5- Without a doubt, the best is always for last, the icing on the cake is then the coalitions that are now electoral conglomerates of all together against all the rest. The alchemies in the presidential and governor formulas that are based on agreements with micro parties that were unthinkable that could accompany these formulas are the order of the day.

To illustrate: could we think until not long ago about the possibility of a formula that leads to leaders of the pro, with socialistssupported by radicalsa couple of provincial micro parties, one PJ fraction who was part of FREPASO and some neighborhood leaders from The Campore disenchanted with the national government?

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Parties, coalitions or electoral conglomerates?

no but today is possible and even in some real and tangible cases with no other possibility of rapid and effective conformation in the face of an opposite phenomenon where an opposite pragmatically joins with more forces and radicalizes and viralizes its electoral oversupply. If the latter occurs, we are facing leaderships that also show an authoritarian tendency and even irresponsible in managementsomething very common at the provincial level.

All of the above, More than partisan coalitions we are today before personal coalitions -if they are neat or maintain some degree of ideological cohesion- or in the face of the new and desperate electoral conglomerates where ideological cohesion is almost non-existent and there are only agreements that unite heads and a feasible number that allow access to power at any of the levels of government.

This whole scenario is coming close to us and it is not good in terms of the results for the formulas elected in executive positions and in the legislatures and Congress they can give us a future image of the non-existence of real governance power. Added to the lack of capacity for state action is the difficulty of reaching quick and significant agreements, and a fragmentation of parties that will turn them into enormous labels -in passing and opportunism- far from conviction or responsibility.

The political trend towards leaking electoral conglomerates It does nothing more than reflect the social and cultural crisis of the country and the lack of electoral renewal and novelty with real governance capacity.

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