Sunday, June 29, 2008

Zimbabwe Stunner: Mugabe 'Wins' With 85.51% of the Vote

Oddly enough, the Newsweek and Los Angeles Times polls forecast a 100% win, but they obviously undersampled the Tsvangirai vote.

So the goon Mugabe squeezes one out.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was on Sunday declared winner of a widely condemned election in which he was the only candidate and which African observers said was scarred by violence and intimidation.

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai withdrew a week ago saying a systematic campaign of violence, which killed nearly 90 of his followers, made a free and fair vote impossible. The ballot was held in defiance of world opinion.

The electoral commission said turnout was 42.37 percent, almost exactly the same as a March 29 election won by Tsvangirai. The commission had said Tsvangirai fell short of the majority needed for a first round victory.

The commission released the result of Friday's vote in less than 48 hours, compared to five weeks for the March poll.
Amazing how fast they got the tally out this time.

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