Thursday, October 11, 2007

Gibraltar's General Elections: A Kenyan view

Passing time as I wait for the night to set in, I look through the local paper; the Gibraltar Chronicle. There are in it final statements from the leaders of the three main party making their case with voters.

The ruling Gibraltar Social Democrats party which has been in office for the last 4 years is led by Chief Minister Peter Caruana and claims to have achieved a lot for Gibraltans. Even as it goes on to list its achievements, its main opponents the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party/ Gibraltar Liberal Party coalition led by veteran Joe Bosana, have busied themselves dismissing all the alleged gains made by the GSD at the last election. This recalls the Kenyan scenario where the ODM party has taken out the Presidents promise card from his swearing in, and is now pointing out exactly where he failed to deliver.

Read more here.