Tindaya Parties

For this reason we find that from certain sectors in Fuerteventura, pressed and attempts to grab the largest space in the media so that certain topics (the second airport, golf courses, mountain of Tindaya) come on the political agenda. While problems such as health care, education, the environment and insecurity are relegated to the background. They are the parties responsible for the management of public affairs, which often are benefited by these maneuvers; since they diverted attention from the really important problems thus hiding their own incompetence. Since these lobbies they seek to legitimize themselves serving a mass citizen demobilized, they sold their interests as if they were general needs. When the first loser is the man in the foot which sees as significant amounts of public money are destined to the benefit and satisfaction of a small group of companies and people. We can observe such minorities are which occupy all positions of responsibility and decision by what is not uncommon seeing a same person occupying positions in games, collective neighborhood, associations of parents, etc. So disinterest and induced conformism of the majority has led to that in public affairs decision making falls on a minority very concrete, which has led to an evident deterioration of democracy and that rocks their most basic principles. Currently there is no doubt that the major parties respond to some very specific interests.

We have a few very close interrelations between political parties and certain lobbyists. On the one hand, as we have just mentioned, we find that in many cases are the same people that occupy crucial positions within the party, at the same time that also do housing interest groups. On the other hand political parties have seen as its transformation from the mass parties, financed thanks to the quotas of the militants, cartel parties It has meant an ever greater reliance on donations. Having found a suitable way of influence on the decision of the parties, i.e. interest groups: currently matches have been at the service of lobbyists that finance them.

But this situation not be pushed us to skepticism and despair or much less to the acceptance of this situation, since it would mean renouncing our own status as citizens. Instead, it should encourage us to denounce injustices wherever they occur and unmask the hidden interests that lie behind the policies. It is time to organize, each one to his own way, and awakening of the lethargy in which us have plunged to reclaim the space lost in the centres of decision making and to avoid its service to private interests. Edgar Alejandro Freivalds Trujillo Coordinador General de I.C.F. Summary: this article is about the influence that currently have lobbyists on decision making in public affairs against the demobilization of most of citizens.