The Death of Cacique Politics

Alexander R. Magno

Abstract


The decomposition of the old conservative power blocs was hastened recently by the open break of Salvador Laurel from the Aquino camp.Without a voice in the Cabinet, distrusted by business leaders satisfied with the performance of the economy, abandoned by his followers for more promising alliances and repudiated by the middle-class groups, Laurel's political disposition became increasingly untenable.

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