It is the political symbol of the authoritarianism of the weak. The use of Article 49-3 is one of those constitutional weapons that exist in no other parliamentary democracy. But it is a double-edged sword. While it allows for forcing things through by sweeping away parliamentary consultation, it also represents a formidable admission that the government which uses it no longer has a parliamentary majority, and therefore no political majority.
Since January 7, 2023 our colleague and friend Mortaza Behboudi has been imprisoned in Afghanistan, in the Taliban prisons.
We do not forget him and call for his release.