John Simkin Posted May 14, 2004 Share Posted May 14, 2004 With all this talk about Western nations imposing democracy on underdeveloped countries, it might be worth congratulating the people of India for their great achievement. This week 650 million people elected a new government in India. All reports suggest it was a free and fair election (unlike in the United States). It was also the first country to use a large-scale electronic voting system. It is worth noting that India’s democratic system was not imposed by a foreign country but won as a result of a struggle with a colonial power. I suspect the people of Iraq will get their democracy in the same way. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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