Many Middle Eastern and North African nations are still grappling with the fallout of their political upheavals, and the overall results of democracy building have been patchy.
Elections Don't Always Lead To Democracy, Says Kerry
February 27, 2014

Via AFP:

US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke passionately about the "incredible yearning for modernity" sweeping across the world, warning that free elections do not necessarily usher in true democracy in many countries.

The months of protests in Ukraine that led to the ousting of president Viktor Yanukovych were just one example of "people power" in recent months.

Such protests were "a reflection of this incredible yearning for modernity, for change, for choice, for empowerment of individuals that is moving across the world, and in many cases moving a lot faster than political leadership is...

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