The fact that a leader can still remain as the leader of a country despite the scandals he is imputed with, shows that democracy has failed in the country.
Democracy is not just about elections every few years. It is about accountability and working for the good of the nation.
Anytime a leader fails to work for the good of the nation or, worse still, steals or is perceived to steal from the nation's wealth, he fails the trust placed on him by the electorate and loses his mandate to rule because it is just axiomatic that no one intends to sanction someone who works against his own interest and well-being.
Democracy is about responsibility - about taking responsibility for your own actions. Not about pussyfooting, spoofing and spinning and desperate, giddy and dizzy attempts to hoodwink the people and trying to shift the blame on to foreign agents and your own self-perceived enemies.
It is about allowing parliamentary vote of no-confidence in the leader. Not about cowardly attempts to shield one from the outcome of such a vote. After all, what is parliamentary democracy if parliament itself cannot decide that they have lost confidence in the nation's leader? After all, Parliament is supposed to be the collective voice of the nation. And if the people themselves have lost confidence in their leader, they would want their representatives to speak up and express their wish.
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