Of course, it is not incomprehensible for doubts to be cast on his personal capacity as supreme leader. He hinted that he would step down to gain support in the no-confidence vote. Shortly after surviving it, he publicly announced that he had no intention of resigning. This approach gives the impression that he is an inept leader. It is also reported that he is failing to captivate and effectively control other cabinet members, staff and bureaucrats. He appears similar to a field battle commander who excels in surmounting obstacles, but he does not look like a leader who calls people together to generate collective strength.
Camacho managed to amalgamate the disparate threads of opposition, including forging pacts with popular sectors that had become alienated from the Morales government during the last four or five years. These included the Ponchos Rojos, a dissident Aymara indigenous group from the western highlands, coca growing peasants from the Yungas region, sections of the state-owned mining unions, and transport unions. Crucially, he also forged an alliance with the president of the PotosÃ Civic Committee, Marco Pumari, an indigenous son of a miner and leader of the PotosÃ regional dispute with the national government over the distribution of future wealth to be generated by the extraction of lithium deposits in that part of the country. 2b1af7f3a8