Democracy Rising

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable" ~ President John F. Kennedy

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Protests And Corruption In Mongolia

Check out these two posts from the excellent Mongolian NewEurasiaBlog. Good examples of just how what was once a beacon of Democracy is in danger of slipping into an oligarchy and failed state.

My heart was certainly heavy the day the MPRP withdrew from the governing coalition, after allegations of corruption. Following on from this they formed their own coalition and are now in full control of the state. I think it says a lot about the potential for Democracy wavering. If the MPRP can't face accusations of corruption whilst in government, will they be prepared to risk losing power and facing them in opposition?


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