OPINION

Arguments, not barbs

It is usually a sign of major insecurity and sliding standards when scandalmongering prevails during pre-election campaigns. It means that candidates have run out of credible arguments and have started slinging mud instead.

However, the people are more than aware of the fact that the country has huge problems that require practical solutions. They know that the only way for these problems to be solved is for the country’s political forces to work together as far as this is possible.

Significant progress has been made in the past few years against corruption and there have been some notable convictions among the business and political elites. But the only way for the battle against corruption to continue is for the institutions, and the justice system in particular, to be allowed to get on with it and not be hampered by political or other interests.