A reader's view--June 2014.

Author:Lassoued, Imed

Now people in Algeria have cast their votes and re-elected Bouteflika, Egyptians look likely to follow suit in selecting an individual (El Sisi), rather than a style of government. Countries like Libya, Tunisia--and possibly others--may witness the same event later this year or next year. We all agree that elections are a defining moment in any country's history. However, amid the uprisings that rocked some countries of the Arab world resulting in the demise of ruthless dictators, the focus now and in the near future should not be on WHO is going to rule a country but on the style of his leadership. Throughout history the Arab world has produced in abundance some of the most callous dictators in the history of mankind. From now on such brutal leaders must be prevented from rising to power and should vanish from the world stage forever.

If we really desire a better world for ourselves and the generations to come, we must change the way that we look at our prospective leaders. We should not look at...

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