Friday, July 9, 2010

The Alliances and the Long-term Health of the Parties

Ana Paula Ordorica wonders whether Nava and Ortega's present celebrating will be short-lived:
On the labor carried out by both: winning elections, which is without a doubt the work for the party leaders. And they, in tandem, won them.

But the problem is that a political party doesn't simply have to win elections. That's not it's only job. It also has to form platforms which expand the options so that the citizens may choose and they have to pursue an attractive agenda so as to follow a predictable line of action upon which citizens can vote.

This is their long-term goal. Nevertheless, instead of fighting to present proposals or ideas, Nava and Chucho fought for positions. The future of their parties, their platforms and their ideas, were forgotten.
This sentiment, a version which I've read a number of times over the past few months, is probably the best argument against the alliances.

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