Zimbabwe waits

The general elections have now been held in Zimbabwe. I have previously predicted Mr. Mugabe’s re election, though I hoped to be wrong. Now maybe just maybe I will be (and I will be delighted). The MDC are claiming victory but the results have still not been released and there is concern regarding electoral fraud. To be honest Morgan Tsvangirai is also a relatively divisive figure. In addition leading figures in the army have previously said they would not accept him as President, which raises further disturbing possibilities. No matter who ends up being elected Zimbabwe is in a truly parlous state. We will all wait and see regarding the outcome. Maybe there is light at the end of this tunnel of despair for Zimbabwe, a tunnel it has been in essentially since Ian Smith declared UDI if not before.

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