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Bolivia's Party System after October 2003: Where Did all the Politicians Go?
American Political Science Association (2008)
  • Miguel Centellas, Mount St. Mary's University
Abstract
Bolivia’s political system has recently undergone a dramatic transformation after nearly two decades dominated by three “systemic” parties (MNR, ADN, MIR). Despite resisting challenges from “outsiders” (whether populists, leftists, or indigenous movements) for nearly two decades, the party system was quickly swept away after the “gas war” of October 2003. In its place, the new political landscape appears polarized into two distinct camps: Evo Morales’s MAS and an opposition led by PODEMOS. This paper offers a preliminary exploratory look at Bolivia’s most recent political transformation, looking particularly at the migration patterns of Bolivian career politicians between the 2002 and 2005 general elections.
Keywords
  • Bolivia,
  • political parties,
  • elections
Publication Date
August, 2008
Citation Information
Miguel Centellas. "Bolivia's Party System after October 2003: Where Did all the Politicians Go?" American Political Science Association (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mcentellas/14/