***** NOT A TEACHER *****
(1) I most respectfully suggest a few minor changes to "tighten up"
your paragraph, which -- as usual -- is excellent.
(a) "leading tribe to be at the helm" seems redundant. "Leading" =
at the helm.
(b) I am not comfortable in including "government" and "political
parties" under the heading of "state institutions." I think that "state"
often means "government." Furthermore, political parties are not
supposed to be part of "state institutions." Supposedly (!!!) political
parties are independent entities in a democracy.
(c) In these tribal countries, the state institutions (such as the
executive, legislative, and judicial branches) serve only as a modern
backdrop while, in fact, a tribal regime follows the collective desires
and motivations of the leading tribe, thus claiming to legitimately
represent the society as a whole. The people, however, know the
truth, and are now taking to the streets in mass demonstrations. In
keeping with a longstanding and notorious tradition in certain countries,
the ruling tribe is countering these protests with deadly force.
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