Zimbabwe Votes- Update: Mugabe Ousted? …Opposition Claims Victory

No surprise… Voter fraud is expected.
8,000 “Ghost Voters” were unearthed in Harare.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (R) greets supporters on his arrival at an election rally in Bindura, 100km (60 miles) north-east of the capital Harare, March 27, 2008. (Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters)

There’s an old saying… “It’s easier to vote a dictator into office than to vote him out.”
We’ll see how this one turns out shortly.
Zimbabwe voted today.
The BBC reported:

People in Zimbabwe have been voting in an election that will decide whether President Robert Mugabe, in power since 1980, wins a sixth term in office.

His challengers are Morgan Tsvangirai of the MDC party and ex-finance minister and independent Simba Makoni.

Queues formed early, but many voters have complained of not being allowed to cast their ballots.

Vote rigging claims are already being reported.


Despite horrendous conditions in Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe does have his friends in the international community.
Iran will be monitoring the election today.

The Times from South Africa backs Mugabe in the elections.

UPDATE: The opposition claims victory.
Mugabe pledged to step down if he loses.

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