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A considerable number of their initiatives of late have been aimed at ensuring that all those choice accoutrements of electoral office (luxury residences, vehicles, areas of land reserves, etc) remains well away from public scrutiny or the clutches of the law.

The Constitutional Court’s judgment on Jan. 20 extending the definition of “confidential” information beyond any decent limits would seem to have filled some members of parliament with unlimited faith in that auspicious body.

Since Feb. 8, the court has been considering a submission from 53 members of parliament from the ruling Party of the Regions aimed at removing certain tiresome reverences to the fight against corruption and still coming up smelling of roses (or just about) at the elections.

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