Friday, July 19, 2013

Elections First? Again?

With respect to numerous personalities asking for the constituent assembly to be elected and for constitution writing to be postponed, that makes no sense. First, we're in this mess because an elected president wrote the constitution ... second and more important, a constituent assembly must not be representative of society, it should represent the minorities more. That's why electing an assembly reflective of the majority will not work, because the problem is mostly in minority rights and fairness, and the revolution is about correcting the flawed power dynamics existing in society.

It's understandable that those who are 'chosen' to write the constitution may not be to our liking, but postponing the writing of the constitution till a president is elected will weaken public pressure. That's why this is a time to press for the constitution and for its writing process through direct action and open debate rather than formal means which we have no guarantees will be established fairly.

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