A reform that permits sitting president Juan Orlando Hernández to run for re-election and the divisions among opposition leaders make it likely that November 26th elections will produce little political change.
The spectacular collapse of President Michelle Bachelet’s popularity and generational divisions among Chilean voters have opened up the 28-year democracy’s party system with unknown consequences for this year’s presidential elections.
The enduring strength of U.S. institutions and civil society will mean less the “fundamental transformation” promoted by Trump supporters and more a “heated transition”—though still with uncertain consequences.
El período de transición entre gobiernos suele ser un momento fundacional en el cual los presidentes-electos dejan de lado la retórica de campaña para enviar un mensaje unificador. Pero Donald Trump, fiel a su estilo controversial, está manejando la transición como si aún estuviera en campaña.
The breakdown of the Vatican/UNASUR dialogue in Venezuela was totally predictable. Dialogue is still the key to peacefully resolving the crisis in Venezuela, but it must have teeth to punish noncompliance.