Philippines Democracy

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He is not infrequent that, by its geographic situation, Philippine appears in the international press like scene of natural tragedies. In the last days it has drawn attention by the violence that has untied: as a result of a local political fight forty and six people were massacreed, some of the victims were beheaded and others, buried in a common grave. The Philippines with a population of 90 million inhabitants, have undergone throughout their history invasions, occupations and dictatorships. Between these last most remarkable she was the one of Ferdinando Marks that lasted 21 years. In 1986 it arrived so longed for democracy, that in spite of a series of conflicts, many tensions and threats have managed to maintain themselves. Until the 2010 it will govern that country Gloria Macapagal Stream, of the political party Lakas-Kampi.

Stream elect in the 2001 and was reelected in the 2004. The past year happened through a social crisis and was on the verge of falling by a massive popular protest against the official corruption. But actuamente the political campaign, threatens becoming in a hell. Under the young person and fragile Philippine democracy enormous feudal powers subsist that exert the same to blood and fire, are families connected in the provinces of pas. One of them is the Ampatuan, that dominates the zone of Maguindanao; another one is the Mangudadatu, of a neighboring region. Ampatuan is allied of the President Stream and second of an Islamic guerrilla. The campaign has faced both powerful clans, that do not seem arranged to that their rivalry is solved by the democratic route through the ballot boxes.

The government after happened the slaughter in the south of the island of Mindanao, condemned the massacre, decreed the state of emergency, emergency situation in the province, one of poorest of the country and promised that he will punish to the guilty. But the fact generates great preoccupation, because in the Philippines the armed groups abound and, among others perverse conditions, the violence has the capacity to always degrade a little more. Without doubt, in the case of being winning in the presidential elections of May of the 2010 it waits for one to him difficult task to Benign Aquino, son of assassinated leader and the late President Heart Aquino. Studies present/display it to the opinion like the great favorite that it will have to fight or to coexist to that strange mixture in the Philippine society of feudalism and democracy.

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