“The role of popular struggles does not come to an end with the establishment of democracy."Explain this statement with reference to the struggle in Bolivia.
Bolivia is a country of Latin America which restored Civilian rule in 1982, after nearly 18 years of military regimes. But popular struggles do not end with the establishment of democracy. They are an integral part of the working of a democracy.
The people’s successful struggle against privatisation of water in Bolivia supports the above statement about democracy. Bolivia is a poor country. Thus, water tax, increased by the Multinational Company, was not accepted by the common people.
The protest of the common men was led by an organisation, FEDECOR. This organisation comprised local professionals including engineers and environmentalists. They are supported by a federation of farmers, confederation of factory workers, unions, middle-class students from the university and the city’s growing population of homeless street children.
Thus, we can conclude that the role of popular struggles does not come to an end with the establishment of democracy.