Self perpetuating rule in Syria, Egypt, Libya and many other parts of the globe has resulted in transforming the sovereign people of the world into refugees. 60 million people are now refugees. It is amazing that this is taking place at a time of plenty and many of the refugees are the cream of their society.
The ruling party has been very unilateral in its pursuit of electoral and constitutional reform. There is no sign that it is consulting the opposition in its designs. The outcome of its unilateral action is the drafting of a Bill which intends to build a “money-cracy” instead of a democracy.
The Opposition has informed the public that it has its own agenda for electoral reform which is yet to be made public.
The ruling party should suspend the introduction of the bill and instead open up consultation with the opposition to reach a consensus on electoral reform.
If this proposal is rejected then the people should get a clear signal that they should become decisive in preventing self perpetuating rule from prevailing in 2016.