The new imaginative hope for authentic popular suffrage has enthralled the Middle East where true freedom has scarcely ever been known. Here are some ways that it is being expressed [besides the new announcement in Kazakhstan noted here earlier:
Bahrain doles out money to families:
Latest appeasement comes as activists call for protests to demand political, social and economic reforms.
Algeria protesters break cordon: Pro-democracy demonstrators, inspired by the Egyptian revolution, ignore official ban and march in the capital Algiers.
Algeria to lift emergency powers: President says country’s 19-year state of emergency will be lifted in near future in apparent bid to stave off unrest.
Q&A: Syrian activist Suhair Atassi: In an interview from her native Syria, Atassi shares her views on the need for political reform in her country.