Monday, December 27

Is this where Russia is heading?

From Swissinfo:

Uzbekistan has voted in an election that featured only parties loyal to autocratic President Islam Karimov, who said
he would not tolerate "revolutions" such as those which shook Ukraine and Georgia.
"Democracy just can't be universal, as there cannot be two completely identical countries," he said. "One cannot use democracy as a
means to topple state power."
Around 500 candidates from five parties are vying for 125 seats in parliament after four opposition ones were barred from taking part.
Karimov said there was no room for a weak opposition that had little impact on society.
Karimov is an autocrat to his core. What's important to him is not the welfare of his people, but rather "state power." In this case, it's really just his power.