Democracy Update: Wednesday 29th March 2006
Here's a few links to Democracy news around the world at 15:21 GMT
- The Trans-Dniester crisis is about to hit Moldova hard. The small impoversished nation gets most of its revenue from wine exports to Russia, but a growing rift between Moscow and 'Orange Countries' (Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine) was always likely to end in these petty games. How long can Moldova hold out? This is why diversification is key in economics.
- As predicted Kadima has won the Israeli elections. Most suprising was the strong performance by a Pensioners party, Gil. The biggest positive out of this election is that extreme wings of politics, such as that bred by Netanyahu are being forced out. I couldn't help but wonder that if Fatah had won the Palestinian elections, we'd be calling today the greatest ever chance for peace in the Middle-East. Still we shall wait and see what happens in the current climate.
- Finally someone is seeing sense in the SADC. The ZimDaily claims that several ruling party Batswana MP's are calling for President Mogae to do something about Mugabe. And, after Cola, Zimbabwe runs out of Birth Control Pill's. Just what an AID's ravaged nation needs.
- And worrying news from Georgia. That TV presenter who rattled government feathers has been jailed for 4 years.
Thats all for today guys, enjoy your evening!