Costa Rican Legislator Resigns, Sparks Debate
Andrea Morales, a deputy from the Citizens Action Party (PAC)in Costa Rica, stormed controversy when she resigned from her political party recently.
Many expected her exit, while others feel that she did not decide on her own.
The young congresswoman has faced much pressure over the past several days days. Costa Rican bloggers debate:
Cambronero once supported the PAC but now regrets his vote:
Morales' attitude is tongue-tying and loose. By taking brave positions different from her own party, the deputy has become a happy weather vane at the mercy of the officialist party, referring to the fact that various sectors of the PAC are reproaching the fact that she has taking positions that have not been against the government.
The underlying question that this brings up is what happens when a deputy falls out of line with the official party and makes her own personal decisions? Should she be expulsed from her party? One of the decisions that have been criticized has been Morales' decision to not oppose the laws so that the Free Trade Agreement is approved. In her defense, she says that her decisions reflect the will of the people who voted for this agreement.
Dean Córnito, in La Suiza Centroamericana:
Everyone knows Andres Morales' position on the Free Trade Agreement. Even though I don't support it, she said from the beginning that one must respect the will of the people and in her vision of the world, this means to not be an obstruction in the implementation in Congress if the Free Trade Agreement was approved in the Referendum.
Roy Rojas of the News Star, in Costa Rica and its Political Games:
What happened to the political party that said “no” to obstructionism. The party that represented the voice of the people? Now the PAC ahs become just another party, and for its lack of experience it is committing errors that could prove very costly in the near future.
La Foto Salió Movida:
The PAC deputy Andrea Morales, should not only resign from the PAC, but also from her seat. This is something that would respect the agreement that she signed with her party at the beginning of her term. With Morales, I had hope, but now she sent her efforts down the drain. I endorse such responsability, because even though she says the opposite, she has demonstrated the poorest examples of coherency, more direct it cannot be.
Posted by Roy Rojas
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