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  •  If he is using the arrogated powers (4+ / 0-)
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    corvo, wu ming, poco, ramara

    as an interim measure to further drafting and enactment of a new constitution with strong judicial review and division of powers it could be a good thing, if he relinquishes those powers when they have a constitution everyone can live with.

    Firing Mahmoud and retrial of those responsible for the deaths of the revolutionaries, should please many on the left, and might alienate some elements of the Army.

    However, the track record in the region for giving up extraordinary powers voluntarily isn't that good.

    •  The track record ANYWHERE (2+ / 0-)
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      ramara, AoT

      for giving up extraordinary powers is pretty dismal.  Usually they must be taken back by force.

      You may think that. I couldn't possibly comment.-- Francis Urqhart

      by Johnny Q on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 01:25:13 PM PST

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