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India: The Biggest Democratic Failure

India: The Biggest Democratic Failure

From the 7th April to May the 12th the world’s largest democracy will be having the world’s largest elections - arguably the largest democratic event in history. Over 800 million people in India will go to the polling stations to elect the next parliament of India. The sheer size of the population (the average constituency size is 1.3 million people) and the convolutions of such a big electoral process has created euphoria around the world. ‘people Power,’ ‘transparent governance,’ ‘accountability’ etc have become the mantra of newspaper headlines, however, beyond the surface of this event, democracy is in fact the virus that has infected India and turned it into another basket case of democratic failure.

 

The People of Sinai who Suffered Decades of Oppression are Exposed to Collective Punishment at the Hands of those Supposed to Defend them

The People of Sinai who Suffered Decades of Oppression are Exposed to Collective Punishment at the Hands of those Supposed to Defend them To the observer, Sinai seems to be a completely closed off area to any attempt to get information of the army's operations there against what they call "terrorism"; alt...

Q&A: America's Impact on India's Policy to Confront China

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Q&A: Has America Washed its Hands of the Doha Agreement regarding Darfur?

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The Libyan Foreign Minister tells Al-Hayaat News: I will take charge of the call for the return of the Monarchy

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