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President Robert Mugabe has suffered a crushing defeat in Zimbabwe's election, taking only about 30 per cent of the vote, the opposition has claimed.
Now do bear in mind that it is unofficial but this would be great news for a wonderful nation if Mugabe has lost.

Fingers crossed

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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

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[qoute]President Robert Mugabe has suffered a crushing defeat in Zimbabwe's election, taking only about 30 per cent of the vote, the opposition has claimed.
Now do bear in mind that it is unofficial but this would be great news for a wonderful nation if Mugabe has lost.

Fingers crossed [/quote]

indeed, I hope he is readying the private plane ... from Associated Press :

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's opposition party claims unofficial election results show it is leading presidential elections with 60 percent of the votes compared to 30 percent for President Robert Mugabe.
The rest of the votes went to former ruling party loyalist and Finance Minister Simba Makoni.
The Movement for Democratic Changes told reporters Monday that the results gave the opposition 96 seats in the House of Assembly. A party official said the results were based on vote counts posted on polling stations for 128 of the Assembly's 210 seats.
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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

Hopefully, but other news is less optimistic

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl...rnational/home
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Old 31.03.2008, 14:57
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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

Another story, this one from the IHT.

Opposition claims win in Zimbabwe on unofficial tally

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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

Mugabe losing is one thing. Convincing the army and police to allow the opposition to win, is another.

If he does lose, don't expect the country to rise from the ashes like a glorious African phoenix.

Expect the place to strip any meat on the bone. it aint going to be pretty.

I do however, wish Zimbabwe the best of luck, God knows that man ravaged the country.
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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

The guy needs to be burnt at the stake. How can you turn such a properous country into such a mess?

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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

Having observed the 2000 parliamentary elections, all I can say is that the electoral process in Zimbabwe has quite a history of questionable results, padded voter rolls, etc. I have my fingers crossed, but am not holding my breath.
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Give me the means and the opportunity and I would gladly do the honours... harsh words, I know, but I really mean them.
I have a close friend in Zim and I am shocked to a stand still at what this pig has managed to get away with.
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Old 31.03.2008, 17:46
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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

I am genuinely surprised that Mugabe allowed the election to go ahead, he could so easily have done a Musharaf and declared a state of National Emergency.

He must be so surrounded by yes men, massaging his ego and convinving him that he is still some sort of national hero.
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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

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I am genuinely surprised that Mugabe allowed the election to go ahead, he could so easily have done a Musharaf and declared a state of National Emergency.

He must be so surrounded by yes men, massaging his ego and convinving him that he is still some sort of national hero.
Apparently, it was the same with Saddam Hussein. The yes men had spent so long isolating him from everything around him, they apparently found it very dificult to tell him that the US troops were on the outskirts of Bagdad...
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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

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Apparently, it was the same with Saddam Hussein. The yes men had spent so long isolating him from everything around him, they apparently found it very dificult to tell him that the US troops were on the outskirts of Bagdad...
Indeed. Remember this guy?


"Their infidels are committing suicide by the hundreds on the gates of Baghdad. Be assured, Baghdad is safe, protected."

More gems at http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/
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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

Ahh, the classics...
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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

Amusingly, this from an unelected Prime minister who was one of the people behind the large-scale introduction of postal ballots and who happily ignores the advice given by his own electoral commission on gerrymandering and rigging of said postal ballots:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7323042.stm
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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/...297851,00.html


"Three days after the most important vote since independence, only 109 out of 210 parliamentary constituencies had been declared, showing the ruling Zanu-PF two seats ahead of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). No results had been announced for the presidential vote, in which Mugabe faced the most formidable political challenge of his 28 years in power - from old rival Morgan Tsvangirai and ruling party defector Simba Makoni"

Hold your breath... hold your thumbs... hold ANYTHING!!
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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

This just in.....

Early Result Shows Mugabe Has Lost



Quote: Two senior party sources, who asked not to be named, said Mr Tsvangirai was in line to get 48.3% of the vote, ahead of Mr Mugabe on 43%.

Fingers crossed.
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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

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Quote: Two senior party sources, who asked not to be named, said Mr Tsvangirai was in line to get 48.3% of the vote, ahead of Mr Mugabe on 43%.
"To win outright, a candidate must get more than half the votes, so if the projection is correct it means a run-off election will have to be held"

ie. Not party time yet!!

I want to hear that fat lady first!
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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

Tsvangirai has broken his statesman-like silence and called the election. Could this mean that he has won crucial military backing?


=Zimbabwe opposition claim victory =


The MDC says its leader won with just over 50% of the vote

Zimbabwe's opposition party says its leader Morgan Tsvangirai has won the presidential election, releasing its own results to back up the claim.

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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

But I dont like this...

"The ruling Zanu-PF party has dismissed the MDC claim as "wishful thinking".

But its looking good
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Old 03.04.2008, 09:12
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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

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Fresh of the press : Opposition wins Zimbabwe assembly

still looks as though there will be a run-off second round for the Presidency. I just hope Simba Makoni does get behind the MDC as promised.
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Re: Zimbabwe: I hope this is true....Mugabe defeated

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interesting article from the New Statesman

Zimbabwe goes to the brink

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"Mugabe is my shepherd I shall not work. He makes me to lie down on park benches. He leads me to be a thief, a prostitute, a liar and an asylum-seeker. He restores my faith in MDC. He guides me in the path of unemployment. Though I walk in the valley of Zim I shall still be hungry!!!"
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