Tuesday, 21 February 2012

What's the connection between Malta and Yemen?

Old flag of Yemen

Both countries are holding one race horse elections this week.

Today the Yemenis are voting to elect their new President after the 36 year tenure of President Saleh came to a bloody and tumultuous end.

The election is being contested by a sole candidate  Vice President Abdurabu Mansur Hadi, who took over when Saleh stepped down in November after months of protests.
See full report in this CNN link:


Next Saturday 25th February, in Malta we have the Prime Minister contesting a one horse race for the leadership of the PN, the party in government.

It is no real honour to be in the company of countries like Yemen, renowned for their terrorism credentials rather then their belief in true democracy.

Dr Gonzi may be well advised to cancel the election and convert it to a secret vote of confidence, as it should have been right from the start once he did not resign, at least temporarily, from his leadership post.

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