Luis Acre and the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) have taken the 18 October 2020 election by storm according to official sources, winning 52% of the vote with his closest rival, the centre right candidate Carlos Mesa only receiving 31% of the vote.
There are strong arguments in favour of proportional representation, argues Nick Wright, but any left-wing government relies on a committed set of MPs and a mass movement in support of change outside of Parliament above all else.
Harry Williams is a Labour and RMT activist Why do Marxists contest elections? Is it to show that reform of the state is possible? Why do some Marxists join the Labour Party? Is it to prove that the Labour Party is secretly a socialist organisation in need of nudge in the right direction? These areContinue reading “There are no shortcuts, we must build class politics and trade union struggle”