[06/July/2005] Al-Wasat, independent weekly its leading article focused on the political forces in the country.
The paper criticized the currently performance of the opposition political parties along with the ruling party. The editorial came out under the title The Missing Alternative.
The paper stated that the currently relations between the opposition parties and the ruling party were not in the right track, however, what added insult to injuries was that the relations among the opposition parts were weak and passive. Thereupon, the regime usually take the advantage of the conflicted interests of the opposition parties to weaken the opposition role.
The paper added that the opposition parties always used to be intrigued by the unfruitful meetings with the president of the republic. The opposition leaders engaged of such meetings without any planned agenda or united vision, the worst was that each party used to seek for its own motives.
Al-Wasat came to say that the passive stance
of the opposition parties and their ineffective role and poor performance provide no practical alternative which could help the country overcoming the difficulties it has been suffering from. Consequently, the hopes usually were hinging on the president as long as there was no other trustworthy alternative who already could have an active part in leading the country into safe anchor. And here's the problem.Said the paper.