Senate debate: the arguments you never heard
In the interests
of democracy and free access to information, I print below a brief summary
of the paper presented by the MDC Legal Committee to the National Executive
Committee on Friday 16 September which led to the resolution to consult
It is most unfortunate
that the "consultation" was never properly
All structures should have been informed of all the arguments both for and against participation before making their decision. In view of the fact that few, if any at all, were made so aware, readers should consider the implications of this state of affairs in considering the arguments for and against, and the bigger picture of the divide within our party MDC.
Readers should also
be assured that our beloved party MDC will survive all divisions, factions,
etc. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts!
24 September 2005
A number of requests have been made for a list of all the arguments both for and against MDC's participation in the Senate election, in view of extensive airing of arguments against participation, but none in favour.
I list below the
main arguments both for and against, which it was
Arguments against participation
will be hypocritical
Arguments for participation
will maintain the MDC's stongholds
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