Friday, December 07, 2007

Majority? Yes and No

  1. The 123 agreement is in a logjam. Karat says that the majority of MPs are against it. [The Hindu]
  2. Chávez concedes defeat in the referendum for constitutional reforms. [Democracy in the Americas]

While the Venezuelan verdict is welcome, the “majority” principle is against the national interest in the Indian context. Here, the leader should ride roughshod over niceties in order to secure a salute from the posterity. [TNM] 5:00 PM

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