If there’s any consolation in the numbers by which the PPP won the 2018 Local Government Elections, it’s that they have awakened the Coalition Palace Guard who are now alerting its slumbering occupants to the avalanche of discontent amongst Party supporters.

The Coalition ascended to office on the strength of a subset of voters who were looking for a different flavor of leadership, one that was more inclusionary, less tribal, more progressive, less partisan.        

There are those who like to minimize this victory by citing its narrow margin but what should never be lost is the fact that the variance was comprised of voters who crossed platforms and those who were generally apathetic; all of whom felt that that moment in 2015 was the one time they had to change the arc of socio-economic depression that was a national malady.