December 23, 2007

WE JUST WANT TO PUMP YOU UP:

Kenya showing democratic muscle: With a reputation for political stability, it is expected to see another peaceful election this week, even though the incumbent is trailing (Edmund Sanders, 12/23/07, Los Angeles Times)

[K]enya is earning a reputation as an oasis of political stability in Africa, thanks to a succession of fair and stable elections, even when results defied the wishes of the government. In 2002 voters rejected then-President Daniel Arap Moi's handpicked successor. Three years later they defeated a government-backed constitutional referendum. In both cases, there was little violence or backlash.

Now Kenyans say they are looking forward to exercising their democratic muscles again.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 23, 2007 10:13 AM
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