On Monday, about 90% of the voters in Syria had voted for a new Constitution. Russia and China, two of Syria’s international friends, called it a step toward reform. However, a number of people had been killed across the country due to the government’s effort to crush the rebellion. Haithem el-Maleh, a lawyer and human rights activist said that the Syrian government had forged elections for as long as the country existed. He also stated that the people of Syria, and not al-Assad, the president, should be the ones to choose the committee to rewrite the Constitution.
One of the big changes brought by the new Constitution was ending the ruling Arab Baath Socialist Party’s political monopoly and setting a limit of two 7-year terms for future presidents. Elsewhere in Syria, the fight continues as shells and rockets crash on nearby cities and neighborhoods.
This proves that the government is not always right. This shows that the government needs to serve the public good and rule only with the consent of the people. This also means that the government needs to step down peacefully if the people wish to establish a new government which is a right they have.