The People

They had agreed on a consensus candidate to be proposed in the elections of 1958 and, as we know, after the meeting, each one "pulled the donkey" for their side. Is evidenced by the sectarian spirit of what would be the fledgling representative democracy. The struggle of the Betancourt was even against the very values that led him to the presidency. As if to say, there is a hit, everyone participates, a dictator is overthrown, it comes in a democracy, but it remains the same or worse from the standpoint of political stability, with the aggravating circumstance that the exploit reported benefits for only a few "experts" and the honey of power begin to yield its sweetness only for the sectors of the oligarchy. The people return home after being used and the asset's ideological left, after giving a grain of fighting, is banned. Or like saying: double act of treason, one against widespread popular expectation and another against a political party or greater role in the events that occurred recently. The bourgeoisie and the Yankees to power Betancourt's government had the particularity to give rise to a new bourgeoisie, it pro-American as anti-correlation of its policy. But, from the time of the Board of Government that preceded the government of Betancourt, can be seen the edge of this emerging attitude of surrender to the economic sectors of the oligarchy: the two civilians who are called to reduce the military component of the Board are representatives of the economic powers (see date 1958 .) The old ruling class of the dictatorship, terrorism and reactionary, in the context of an alleged era of democracy and consensus, was replaced by a more conciliatory bourgeoisie, even hesitant, which gave space to the development of an influential pro-American.