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Pakistan – Bright spot for democracy?

Weird. Looks like Pakistan is about to make some significant constitutional changes that should advance the power of Parliament significantly.

Democracy doesn’t begin and end with elections. Changes like this that make Parliament more powerful and the President more accountable are a critical piece to provide the checks and balances to keep a government in line in between elections.

It’s awfully nice to see glimmers of progress in a corner of the world that seems to provide unrelentingly grim news.

Most impressively, the Pak President is pushing this package. Which will reduce his power. Maybe Mr. Ten Percent isn’t all bad.

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