Zimbabwe on Edge

Watch this one very closely.  We could be witnessing the end of the Mugabe dictatorship. Or heading over the cliff to incredible bloodshed (and perhaps both).

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Published in: on March 31, 2008 at 2:50 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. There’s a ‘runoff would be good for democracy’ meme floating that I’m starting to agree with. Vote is (seemingly) so close to 50% threshold, MDC may do well to clear a space for a runoff, if this could possibly be done with some semblance of transparency (big IF i know). A clear Mugabe loss could signal new era with (relatively) less turbulence.

  2. J,

    The opposition is balking at the idea of a runoff (because they no doubt won). Also ZANU-PF is starting to break some of their offices in Harare.

    So far though real major crackdowns (Tian. Square style) have thankfully not taken place.

    Peace. chris


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