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  •  Not inconsistent with my argument. (0+ / 0-)

    - some policy justification for what he believed.

    - not into democratic institutions.  

    Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

    by Loge on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 05:55:38 PM PST

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    •  "Some" (0+ / 0-)

      The coup attempt was hugely popular and is the reason why he won a large majority in 1999 and had the support to pass a new, much more democratic constitution. It's much more democratic than ours is, certainly.

      Your first point is an understatement and your second point has it exactly backward.

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