Summary:Bahrain“Fragile” Constitutional Amendments, boosting up the Crisis, and not resonating locally and internationally
- Published on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 23:59
Bahrain Center for Studies in London (BCSL) is publishing a new study under the title of ”Bahrain: “Fragile” Constitutional Amendments, boosting up the Crisis, and not resonating locally and internationally”, prepared by the Bahraini writer and journalist Abbas Busafwan.
The study discusses the following points:
The Content of the Constitutional Amendments the Extent of its Approach to the Demands of the Opposition:
1. Hypothesis of forming a government that is of a peoples’ will
2. The possibility of ousting the Prime Minister
3. The level of the partnership between the ruling family and the parliament
4. The extent to which the “elected” is empowered over the “appointed” in terms of legislation
5.The reality of controls in the elected council
6.The sanctification of the authorities solely in the monetary affairs
7. The problem of political naturalization
2) The Mechanism of Constitutional Amendments
3)The Local, Regional, and International Opinion regarding the Constitutional Amendments
4) The Ability of the Constitutional Amendments on Containing the Bahraini Matter:
The official authorities in Bahrain are aware with the demands of the national opposition, as evidenced by the constitutional amendments that tried to approach some of the issues that political parties considers as fair and legitimate demands, such as an elected government, a parliament with full powers, and a solution to of political naturalization.
However, the regime has miserably failed in bringing constitutional amendments that make sense. That if it was not able to satisfy or contain all the opposition parties, at least to please some of them, and try to dismantle what appears to be a cohesive opposition base, that utmost calls for a Republic, and at least a constitutional monarchy.
The constitutional crisis will remain the largest expression of severity of the impasse Bahrain is living within. However, the Constitution seems to be the very appropriate entrance to solve the growing problem. No matter how much it was denied or span around, the content of the Constitution and the mechanism used to write it and/or amend it, shall remain the cornerstone of any settlement to come. Looks - in any case - deferred.
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