THE SECOND ROUND OF OUR DIALOGUE WITH GABONREVIEW: CAN AN ELECTION BE SIMPLY MECHANICAL? LE DEUXIÈME ROUND DE NOTRE DIALOGUE AVEC GABONREVIEW : UNE ÉLECTION DOIT ELLE ÊTRE SIMPLEMENT MÉCANIQUE ?
To read click here Pour lire cliquer ici English version In an article published in the excellent "Gabonreview" and whose title is: "Electoral calendar: Should we go to the legislative elections?"; The editorialist argues about the potential advances that could be obtained by the opposition by participating in it, and also about the potential risks posed by a boycott of these elections. We want to give our opinion by choosing the format of a friendly dialogue with Gabonreview, an interlocutor who has long earned our respect. Our arguments for a refusal to go to these legislative elections are as follows: 1. An election is not just a mechanical exercise without meaning: Our Republic is supposed, on paper at least, to operate according to the principle of a representative government of the people, in the sense that the President is elected by direct universal suffrage and the chambers of parliament are populated by direct votes too.