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CCM and Debates: Undemocratic or A Winning Strategy

Discussion in 'Uchaguzi Tanzania' started by shurufu, Sep 29, 2010.

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    From my blog:

    I think it is very naive to believe that political parties anywhere think of elections in democratic terms. Yes, they may wax lyrical about the principles of openness and transparency but fundamentally they all want to win. Viewed in that context, CCM’s decision has nothing to do with them being undemocratic. Rather it is an act of political calculation that they believe will guarantee them a huge victory in October. And I am going to say something that goes against every bit of the new established orthodoxy: I think it is a brilliant piece of public relations strategy.

    For more, go here CCM and Political Debates « AS I PLEASE