Saturday, May 3, 2008
The opposition Movement for a Democratic Change (MDC) is softening its stance concerning a runoff election in Zimbabwe. Until now, Morgan Tsvangirai has been saying he won the March 29th ballot outright and would not participate in a runoff. However, now MDC officials are saying they are willing to participate in a runoff provided members of the Southern African Development Community verify the first round results. One wonders how eager Mugabe would be to cooperate in such a venture unless it was headed up by one of his allies like South Africa's Thabo Mbeki. As it stands now, a runoff vote could take place as early as May 23rd and as late as May 2, 2009. The loony left can hate President Bush all they want but sure as the sun rises in the east he will leave office on January 20, 2009. American democracy is not without its virtues.
Posted by Aaron Goldstein at Saturday, May 03, 2008