Monday, May 16, 2005

Ethiopian Elections

Wow! An AP article states that voter turnout in Ethiopia's parliamentary election is in the neighborhood on ninety (that's 90) percent. Looks like this democracy thing is trying to get a foothold in other parts of the world.

Former President Jimmy Carter, who led 24 teams of observers from his human
rights and development center, said that while there were minor problems in the
run-up to the vote, the elections on Sunday were "as good as any we've seen."
"Great progress was made toward democracy," said Carter, praising the
government's decision to hold regular political debates and granting the
opposition free radio and television time, but said there were isolated cases of
unlawful arrests and harassment. He said The Carter Center would issue a final
report after the official results are released next month.

With Jimmy Carter overseeing the elections, it will have to be good. Nonetheless, Ethiopia is moving in the right direction. How will the Democrats criticize this? Time will tell.

Just a thought.

4 Comments:

At 8:52 PM, Blogger Sir Loin of Beef said...

"Looks like this democracy thing is trying to get a foothold in other parts of the world."

Now, if it would only do it here in America!

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger Ol' BC said...

Actually, I voted in the last several elections, in America.

 
At 12:57 AM, Blogger TripleNeckSteel said...

Way to be a blogless MoonBat in the night, dopey!

 
At 12:33 PM, Blogger Sir Loin of Beef said...

Well, it could easily be argued that there is no real democracy in America. And voting does not mean your governmental system is democratic...

 

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