All for show

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The gov­ern­ment is ob­vi­ously not in­ter­ested in solv­ing prob­lems, only in ap­pear­ing to do so and scor­ing points against the op­po­si­tion. It brought the name talks to the fore be­fore ne­go­ti­a­tions had ma­tured just to cause tur­moil within the main op­po­si­tion party and its han­dling of the af­fair may scup­per any chance at a res­o­lu­tion. It in­ten­tion­ally opened the No­var­tis file to cause a stir and push the op­po­si­tion onto the ropes. With no re­spect for due process, it threw a bunch of prom­i­nent names into the ring. This won’t bring about the cathar­sis of the po­lit­i­cal sys­tem that is so badly needed, only con­fu­sion and un­nec­es­sary in­jury. Some ad­mire the gov­ern­ment’s cyn­i­cism and be­lieve its machismo will cow the op­po­si­tion into sub­mis­sion. They have not con­sid­ered the ma­jor dam­age be­ing wreaked on the coun­try’s in­sti­tu­tions and the di­vi­sions be­ing sowed. All they care about is hav­ing a good show.

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