The Arab Spring: one year on – part one

The following is an excerpt from an article published by Al Jazeera.

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As Tahrir Square fills up again with angry, disillusioned and disappointed citizens, those in power in the Arab world and those who wish to gain power through the ballot box in 2012 should ask themselves one question: How can the next generation of Arab leaders deliver the better world their citizens so courageously demand?

New and old leaders alike must stop the violence and tackle the fundamental problems that created the conditions for inequality, poverty, corruption and repression.

There are three key opportunities for the next generation of parliamentarians to convince their people that they are committed to real reform. Read more.

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