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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Democracy Dominoes?

In a surprising development, Egytpian President Hosni Mubarak has opened the door to multi-candidate presidential polls in Egypt. Mubarak has been in power since 1981 & has never had to face electoral opposition to his position as President. Egypt has not had a contested election since 1952. The move came a few day after Secretary of State Rice cancelled a visit with Mubarak, a move seen as a sign of Washington's displeasure with Mubarak's failure at reform. The next Presidential election is this September.

Mubarak, 76, said he had proposed parliament change the constitution "to give the opportunity to political parties to enter the presidential elections and provide guarantees that allow more than one candidate to be put forward to the presidency for people to choose among them freely. I took the reins of this initiative in order to start a new era ... on the way of reform."

South of Egypt, the leader of the small country of Togo has promised free & democratic elections this April. Faure Gnassingbe recently assumed the Presidency after the death of his autocratic father.

In Lebanon, the pot has been stirred with the assassination of a popular political leader by suspected Syrian operatives. Syria has occupied the country for over 20 years & in effect controls the country. But the Lebanese have responded, Christians & Muslims alike, for Syria to finally get out of Lebanon.

All this comes on the heels of the successful Afghan & Iraqi elections, as well as the recent Palestinian elections. Even Saudi Arabia held it first ever municipal elections.

The Bush doctrine may just be succeeding - encouraging & supporting democracy in the Middle East. But dollars to donuts, the naysayers & Bush haters will continue wishing the rest of the world failure in any attempts at democracy if in the process each successful step to a more democratic world validates Bush's policies & his vision.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Reverend K said...

So when do you thing the United States will get a government that is responsive to it's citizens and not to the special interest groups of the rich?

4:04 PM  
Blogger Francis Lynn said...

Do you mean the Democrat special interests or the Republican ones?

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Reverend K said...

Does it matter? There can be no true democracy unless Governement is responsive to the will of the PEOPLE and not of special interests. Bush needs to stand up to the special interests ruining this country; then he will have credibility in asking for democracy elsewhere.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Francis Lynn said...

We have the best Congress money can buy, so what's your beef?

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Reverend K said...

As one US Senator has pointed out: George Bush allows the importation of beef tainted by Mad Cow Disease from Canada but not of safe pharmaceuticals. It doesn't make sense; does it?

12:17 PM  
Blogger Francis Lynn said...

For the first time in your life you are right: you do not make sense.

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Reverend K said...

It looks like many of Lebanese do not really want the Syrians out.

See the Voice of America article.

http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-03-08-voa22.cfm

"More than 100,000 protesters have held a mass rally in Beirut to support Syria's military presence in Lebanon, and show their opposition to U.S.-led efforts to get Syria to leave.

Waving Lebanese flags and chanting pro-Syrian slogans, the huge crowd occupied one of Beirut's main squares to vent their anger at the United States and Israel, and to express solidarity with Syria."

12:17 PM  

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