Documents on Democracy

Issue Date April 2008
Volume 19
Issue 2
Page Numbers 183-186
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  • Excerpt from Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence from Serbia, which was approved by the Assembly of Kosovo on February 17.
  • Excerpts from U.K. foreign secretary David Miliband’s speech, “The Democratic Imperative,” presented on February 12 as the Aung San Suu Kyi lecture at St. Hugh’s College of Oxford University.
  • The opening paragraphs of the February 28 power-sharing agreement between Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga, signed after extensive negotiations led by Kofi Annan to end the crisis sparked by the disputed December 27 presidential election.
  • Excerpts from the January 6 statement, “Pakistan’s Tipping Point,” by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Benazir Bhutto’s son, who was appointed chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party after his mother’s assassination on December 27.