If this is true, this is huge news.
Category Archives: Politics
This is an overview of the complex system of government in place in Iran. It is not a pure democracy in that the head of government (the Supreme Leader) is not elected by the people. It is a system that is in place to resist dramatic change and keep in place the conservative reforms of the 1979 revolution.
This seems somewhat positive. South Africa is seen as a leader in an area of the world infamous for corruption. Yes the minister accepted the gifts, but it seems to me that the democracy is strong enough to pressure him to forego most of them. I hope that this could be a first step in a process to deliver on a promise of a new system made with the fall of apartheid and reaffirmed with the election of Jacob Zuma.
Once again, the U.S. shows the world how a democracy truly works. How can government officials operate efficiently while worrying about things like taxes and loan repayments?