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    Default Mugabe is nearly gone

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7326968.stm

    "President Robert Mugabe's party has lost its majority in parliament, the Zimbabwe Election Commission says.

    Mr Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has taken 94 of the 207 contested seats, while opposition parties have won 105. One seat has gone to an independent."

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7326968.stm

    "President Robert Mugabe's party has lost its majority in parliament, the Zimbabwe Election Commission says.

    Mr Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has taken 94 of the 207 contested seats, while opposition parties have won 105. One seat has gone to an independent."

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    Were they having presidential elections too - could he fiddle that one and not the parliamentary one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moscow Mule View Post
    Were they having presidential elections too - could he fiddle that one and not the parliamentary one?
    Yes, the parliament has little real power. Losing control of parliament would not in itself cause a problem for Mugabe. Problems may flow from it of course.

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    Please let's hope Mad Bob is ousted - and Morgan isn't just as bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realityhack View Post
    Please let's hope Mad Bob is ousted - and Morgan isn't just as bad.
    Trust me, in Africa there are only levels of bad. I know - I was born there.
    Morgan will be only slightly less bad. Sad, cos I love that continent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Trust me, in Africa there are only levels of bad. I know - I was born there.
    Morgan will be only slightly less bad. Sad, cos I love that continent.
    Most Africans I know share your view, sadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Morgan will be only slightly less bad. Sad, cos I love that continent.
    I think that is a little harsh and probably a bit early to make that call. Morgan's history is as a trade unionist and human rights activist. Not exactly cut from the same cloth as teacher Bob then is he. If he gets in he obviously has a huge restoration job to do but to suggest he is only marginally better than Bob the mass murderer (see Gukurahandi) is unfair imho.

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    could be time to start buying property over there

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    Quote Originally Posted by milanbenes View Post
    could be time to start buying property over there

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