Monday, August 25, 2008

Good News in Zimbabwe

This morning I had read that several members of the MDC who were elected to parliament in March had been arrested after being summoned by Robert Mugabe.

But this afternoon I have learned that those members were released and that an MDC member, Lovemore Moyo, had been elected Speaker of Zimbabwe's National Assembly.

This is a hopeful sign. I have no illusions the parliament will rid the country of hunger, disease and violence. But if a MDC controlled parliament can curb the excesses of Mugabe then perhaps there is just a little bit of hope for democracy in Zimbabwe.

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