Far from being cowed by the rise of Ukip, he is expected to give an unashamedly pro-EU - but also proreform
- message when he meets with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius today.
In recent years, a number of proreform
think tanks have adopted this talking point, calling for increased use of ability grouping in schools.
Some UPA ministers are of the view that the SP is a proreform
party and that the government may not be able to push key reform agenda with the Trinamool holding a gun to it.
Two leading lights in the proreform
NHS Alliance and National Association of Primary Care warned of flaws in the design of the planned changes.
In Irbid, 80 kilometers north of the capital, police used teargas to end clashes between proreform
demonstrators and government loyalists, witnesses said.
Explanations that involve proreform
technocrats or an insulated elite implementing reform also hold no water here, because interest rate liberalization has been repeatedly frustrated by senior technocrats insulated from popular pressure (Nelson 1995; Rodrik 1996).
International pressure has been mounting on Syria as pro-Democracy and proreform
demonstrations are met with increasing violence from the police and army.
Thousands of proreform
demonstrators marched to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa's Safriya Palace yesterday.
The new Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, a US-educated civil engineer, is expected to be met with the approval of the proreform
groups that led the 18-day uprising that forced Mubarak to step down on Feb.
A bill currently being debated by the proreform
Majlis would allow President Khatami to punish judges that block foreign investment in an unconstitutional manner and curtail the role of the Council of Guardians in the electoral process.
He eventually became his own worst enemy, driving congressional fence-sitters into the proreform
arguments proved more persuasive, and the debate slowly strengthened the position of reform proponents.