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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Benevolent dictatorship in Mauritania?

Now this is interesting. The new military regime in Mauritania has said it will instate a full democracy within the next two years and then relinquish its power. A lot of juntas say that they will eventually make way for democracy, but I've never heard a definite time table.

Now, I'm still extremely skeptical. I stand by my previous post, and I really don't think that a lot of progress will be made. But if Mauritania becomes a REAL democracy (which does not include Saddam Hussein style elections, where "vote or die" has a whole new meaning) then I will be very impressed. So, could there possibly be such a thing as a good military junta?


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