If the Socialist Party actually does return to power and staves off another coup, that'll be it. It'll be the final bit of evidence that American hegemony is ebbing hard if we can't even crush some pinkos in our backyard.
It is interesting that even the Trump administration isn't publicly treating this as an example of the weakening of American hegemony, but rather seems to be grudgingly willing to accept this as a victory for democracy.
(AP) The Trump administration, which celebrated Morales’ departure as a watershed moment for democracy in Latin America, has been more cautious as Morales’ handpicked successor surged in the polls. A senior State Department official this week said the U.S. is ready to work with whomever Bolivians select in a free and fair vote.
As the above cited article points out, part of the problem was the reluctance of Morales himself to accept term limits. So, it is legitimate to treat this as a victory for democracy to be celebrated by both the left, and in regards to the rule of law regarding term limits, the right as well. Let us hope that a government led by Luis Arce can avoid the corruption that sometimes plagues governments of both the left and the right Let us also hope that the U.S. really will "work with whomever Bolivians select in a free and fair vote."