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Friday, 04 April 2014 07:46

In the name of democracy

The Egyptian people are ready, in the name of democracy, to choose, amid fervour, its present dictator and future executioner, Generalissimo Abdul Fattah Al Sissi. The latter, who overthrew President Mohamed Morsi and his government, both democratically elected, announced his candidacy for President of the (Arab) Republic of Egypt on Wednesday 26 March 2014. Two days earlier, a court pronounced a death sentence against 528 persons, mostly supporters of the ex- Muslim Brotherhood political party, former winner of the first post- revolution ( January 21, 2012 ) democratic elections, now considered by the military as a terrorist movement.
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My dear Billy,
Here’s an unabashed definition of democracy: a government of demons, by demons, for demons. No wonder then that the government solution to any problem is at least as bad as the problem itself. Quite often too, they manage to make it worse. It is also said that government is like underwear. That’s why it becomes important to change it from time to time. But you can’t change it for the same soiled underwear.
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Friday, 19 April 2013 11:00

Can Mauritius become a real democracy?

To keep alive his reputation of liberal lawyer on freedom of the press, Geoffrey Robertson QC proposes, in a preliminary report released on Saturday 13 April, a package of measures to turn Mauritius into a real democracy, where freedom of expression will be the norm, in total respect of privacy and free from criminal sanctions.
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Radhakrishna Sadien is the president of the Government Servants Association, one of the most ancient trade unions of the island. Since late 70s until now he has been serving various trade unions and federations of state employees.
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Friday, 12 October 2012 21:14

More MPs or better citizens rights?

The debate on electoral reform revolves around three main issues: (1) to introduce a proportional representation formula after the proclamation of election results, to maintain the right equilibrium between political parties and their constituents; (2) to have a gender-friendly Parliament with adequate women representation, thus meeting our obligations towards the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and (3) to get rid of the communalism-oriented Best Loser System (BLS), without causing an imbalance in ethnic representation.
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Friday, 11 May 2012 13:02

A Call to Wisdom

The political class, especially the leaders of the two current main Alliances, washed their dirty linen in public at the 1st May public meetings. It was neither a pretty sight nor a good hearing. That vociferous attitude was but a trailer, according to the protagonists, pending the coming of the film itself, probably during the next municipal and legislative elections.
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Because of the corrupt and dictatorial nature of democracy and its electoral system with it, it is often said that for good and healthy democracy the electoral system must be in a state of reform on a « permanent » basis. This, in itself is an admission that democracy does not truly exist, in other words, that it is a myth.
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