Friday, August 15, 2008

The Vitality of Pakistani Democracy

Pakistan certainly has a mountain of problems. But Pakistan's democracy is vital enough that Pakistan's regional government are moving forward with impeachment charges in order to drive President Pervez Musharraf from office.
The push for Musharraf's removal gained steam this month, with three of Pakistan's four provincial assemblies calling for him to step down or face impeachment. Lawmakers in a fourth province, Balochistan, have indicated they'll vote soon on a similar resolution. The resolutions are non-binding, but they signal a growing drumbeat by Pakistani lawmakers to pressure the politically embattled president to leave office.

Can American democracy claim a comparable accomplishment in relation to the Bush administration?

I don't believe so.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Pakistan's democracy?"

You obviously know nothing about the region, do you?