Edward Cody: An Unusual Sort of Democracy

From the Washington Post:

Li’s account of what happened that morning has become part of a bitter struggle between the local Communist Party apparatus and a group of discontented farmers who want new leadership for their village. The vote-buying at Li’s pancake stand, the farmers allege, was but one episode in a campaign during which thousands of dollars were spent to make sure that people in tune with party leaders would be elected to the seven-member council.

June 21, 2005, 8:19 AM
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