Faltered changes


By Mohamed Triki

CAIRO – 28 October 2018: There is an inverse proportion between the state of chaos and corruption and the state of constitution and law; when the state of constitution takes the control, the state of chaos will diminish and vice versa.

The absence of a comprehensive and legal basis, the fragility of mechanisms to activate it along with the widening chaos, caused by exploiting the absence of the legal and regulatory control, form a non-institutional state.

This kind of state relies on effective de facto control through its political, ideological and regional arms backed by corrupt weapons and money.

In return, an institutional and constitutional state diminishes and gradually losses its control.

The available solutions are limited, either to try to radically uproot the parallel state or strengthen the constitutional state in a way that will gradually weaken the corrupt state.

The first option is costly and highly risky, but it will be effective if it succeeds. On the other hand, the second option is slow and its effectiveness is limited as it depends on the success of the hierarchical implementation process. In addition, the probability of failure is equal to the probability of success.

Both options require a well-studied and strong strategy to implement an institutional and constitutional state and ensure that the process will not return to its first stage through fortifying the results.

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