Politics: The political culture and the will of the people

The significance of the outcome of the November 2011 general elections – at least as far as the electorate was concerned – reposed in what we  describe as the “one seat majority,” that is to say the single-seat numerical advantage which the parliamentary opposition holds over the executive in the National Assembly.

The public line of reasoning was that we had, for the first time as a nation, arrived at a place where the political party in office  no longer held independent sway in the matter of the creation of legislation and, by extension, in the governance of our country.  That, apart from the manner in which elections had previously been conducted, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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