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

April 27 2003

24 April 2003
Main headlines:
– YSP calls on the authority to disclose planners and implementers of the crime of killing Jarallah Omar
– Assassinations and arrests against activists of the YSP in Ibb and other governorates
– Elections supreme committee confirms the secret ballot, one year imprisonment of those violating that
– At Lahj education department, officials relatives employed, others pay the price

Columnist Abda Farie Nouman writes in his article that reality in our country clearly displays that dealing with elections democracy is a kind exciting worry and frustrates people, especially among those of limited mentality. The parties' practices inside the authority and outside it and the independent personalities prove the poor awareness of democracy. The usual practices by competing parties are represented by tearing off candidates' pictures, using harsh words and mud-slinging in a manner refused by reason and logic. The right way is that the competitors should entertain good morals and enough understanding. Such kinds of behavior reflect democratic and political bankruptcy. Our parties and candidates have to rise to the level of responsibility towards this issue and other matters. The ruling party should be a just judge among people and more balanced and wiser and more committed to democracy and human and moral values.