Opinion

Trump's attempts to subvert the will of the people will taint US's image for a long time

13 December 2020 - 00:00 By

Sitting here at the tip of a continent long derided for its anti-democratic tendencies and rulers who often overstay their welcome, it is almost surreal to be watching a not-too-subtle attempt in the US - that ultimate totem of democracy - to subvert the will of the voters.

The fact that legal processes are being deployed in a clumsy attempt to achieve what is essentially a coup d'├ętat does not in any way make it any less shocking. But, barring any judicial malpractice, these attempts at an illegal seizure of power are bound to fail...

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