Apr 06, 2022
In General Discussions
In the last years of Morales in the Presidency of the country, the majority preferences of those who denied having ethnic ancestry (the "none") regarding state representation and the electoral offer appear as opposed to the preferences of the "indigenous", who they felt represented by the plurinational quality of the State and showed their support for mas . The cibescom mobile phone number list survey inquired about this matter13. Among the questions, the people of La Paz were asked to indicate the form of organization of the State that they preferred, putting the “republic” and the “plurinational State” as alternatives. 67% of those who said they had voted for mobile phone number list Morales in 2014 (90% of them Aymara) said they preferred the plurinational state. In contrast, 76% of those who had voted mobile phone number list in opposition (85% said they had no ethnic ancestry) chose the republic. This data is remarkable, since that term had disappeared from the nomination of the State nine years ago. If to these data we add the proposition (already empirical) that there is a positive correlation between the lack of ethnic identity and the vote against the MAS , in which 8.3 out of 10 «non-indigenous» voted for the opposite mobile phone number list alternatives in the 2005 and 2009 general elections14, we will understand the deep dimension of racial imaginaries in Bolivian politics. Likewise, these data allow us to deduce that the social communities of contemporary Bolivia are not only differentiated by their ascendancy and sense of common origin –by their intersubjective perception of being natives or foreigners–, but also by their political mobile phone number list culture and sense of common destiny. . Thus, Bolivians seem to be divided between plurinationalist "indigenous" and republican "non-indigenous", who beyond feeling primarily Bolivian, do not envision a common destiny through politics. One of the practical effects of social communities in Bolivia having a differentiated sense of common origin and destiny is the axiomatic tensions in the categorization of the "other.