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Yes, fantastic is right, wondrous. amazing

the news. But there is some trepidation

as well in my mind and heart. Parliament


may blow this chance. I pray they do not.

If P wins, for example, we expect

a peace dividend, a good will present.


If that other ruling party candidate,

A, lands first, at least he would offer

a fresh face and slate without


much baggage. Sadly for R,

and for me too, given that

most of his library burnt down,


including a lot of poetry

and fiction along with his house,

he would be well advised


to get out of the future. But like G

he has not yet deciphered the message,

to leave before he too will be chased out.