Al-Jamaheer [Archives:2003/633/Press Review]

April 27 2003

20 April 2003
Main headlines:
– Syria refuses threats, Saddam calls for resistance
– The ruling party tops list of electoral violations, elections supreme committee suspends constituency 281
– Egypt arrests 26 Islamists on charges of coup
– 2500 Americans killed in aggression on Iraq
– Law suit against war criminal, the commander of American military operations in Iraq
– Killers of Jaralla Omar and Jibla doctors tried

The newspaper's editorial devotes its theme to parliamentary elections saying those elections are part of a practice of the people's right to political authority and participation in construction, development and building a modern state base on law and order. It is the goal of building a state of institutions, scientific talents and creative capabilities to achieve individual's prosperity. Taking part in elections is, therefore, national and religious obligation necessitating good choice as it represents the axis of the electoral process. It would then push for achieving aims of the society. So the whole process is related to the elector who thinks that corruption has included him in that he has lost his right and dignity against the corruption mafia and the influential elements. The elector has only one choice; either choosing corruption and accepting more retreat or selecting renaissance for lifting his suffering and forcing the upcoming authority to act in accordance with the national objectives.