Трагедия президента Чэня

Прокурор Тайваня предъявил обвинения в растрате государственных средств жене президента Чэня Шуйбяня. Чэню, как действующему президенту, нельзя предъявить обвинение, хотя прокурор говорит, что у него есть доказательства его вины. Но наследие Чэня уже разорвано в клочья.

Чэнь может остаться при исполнении служебных обязанностей до конца своего срока в 2008 году, или он мог бы уйти в отставку сейчас, чтобы дать возможность для восстановления своему вице-президенту и выступающей за независимость Демократической Прогрессивной Партии (DPP) для победы на следующих выборах. Независимо от его решения, первый президент Тайваня от партии DPP останется в истории жалким неудачником, потому что он использовал свой офис, чтобы разделить граждан острова, как будто его внутренние политические противники были смертельными врагами Тайваня.

Корень морального упадка Чэня – это то, что определили античныме греки: гордыня. Популярность Чэня среди его партийных приверженцев, чье рвение часто граничило с фундаментализмом, превратила его из человека с глубокой демократической интуицией в типичный пример человека, который считает власть и ее прерогативы своими по праву.

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