May 17, 2006Foreign Affairs

Writer, Interpreter, Actor

The many roles of Musharraf

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

No separation of powers here. Gen Musharraf (re)wrote the consitution. Since he did that, isn’t it fair that he has the final say as to its interpretation?

“There is no ambiguity in Constitution in this context. But people debating the issue of president’s election are unaware of the constitution,” President Musharraf said in a brief interview with AVT Khyber late on Wednesday. [Dawn]

True democracy, indeed.

“I completely believe in the supremacy of parliament and stability of democratic institutions, and completion of legitimate five-year tenure by existing assemblies will be ample proof that I champion democracy,” he said. [DT]

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