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Abuse of Emergency Powers

Historically, politicians tend to reach for more power. It’s happening again now, As the coronavirus has spread, many governments around the world have sought to tackle the pandemic by broadening their powers and abilities and some countries have used military rules to enforce rules, which has not been without casualties. Prior to the pandemic, Many countries existed in a perpetual state of emergency. For example during World War One and World War Two, emergency powers were granted to a prime minister or president through a constitutional provision. Who are the gainers during these emergencies ?

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