22 May '11, 11pm

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THE existence of different political parties in a country is considered a hallmark of democracy. However, there is a vast difference between many Third World countries and First World countries in how the political system works. In some Third World countries, it is not just wholesome rivalry between parties but deep hostility that often manifests in assassination, detention and persecution. One admirable feature of some First World democracies is that when the election is over, the opponents shake hands and get down to work together for the greater good of the nation with little personal ill feelings. The interest of the nation prevails over that of the party. In other words, the line between the party and the nation is distinct. Not many Asian countries are able to observe that distinction thoroughly. In one general election here some time back, I was disappointed to see ...

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