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Who is Anna Hazare?

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“We the people of India give ourselves a corruption-free India” These were the words of a supporter of the man who has won the hearts and minds of thousands of Indians and forced a nation to turn within to examine the corruption that became an intrinsic part of everyday life.

If AFC succeeds in taking PPP votes it could open mammoth possibility for national renewal

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The AFC is adamant in its refusal to join a pre-election coalition with old parties mired in old politics and its Acton Plan 2011 speaks of its seeking to establish “A liberal democratic culture for Guyana (based on) Western democratic political systems, such as Australia, the United States, Britain, New Zealand, Canada, India, Brazil and others.” These are however all essentially majoritarian systems with a commitment to political arrangements that are – in my view – fundamentally unsuited to an ethnically divided society such as ours.

Success is not totally beyond APNU’s grasp

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A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has now been formally launched and has given us some idea of its core beliefs: immediate post election national unity government, constitutional change to implement shared governance, a strict separation of powers and equitable distribution of the national wealth.

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