Words of wisdom from Augustin Loada, pertinent for Burkina Faso

« Je pense que la première chose importante est qu’il y ait une volonté de la part des acteurs de contribuer à une vie politique malienne apaisée parce que si les acteurs ne jouent pas le jeu de la démocratie, la contestation peut devenir un mode banal d’expression politique. »

Democracy is a game that you play by rules.  You have to be in the spirit of the game.  The CDP retort I think is that the others are the ones with the problems playing by the rules.  Egypt today is giving everyone a sobering demonstration of the preciousness and precariousness of playing by rules; the alternative is grim.

via Augustin Loada, professeur de droit et de sciences politiques – RFI.

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Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.
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