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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Zimbabwe calls the tune
Not sure if anyone missed it, but my favourite story from the weekend papers was in the Sunday Independent:
Blair win was fraud, says Zim TV
"Government-controlled television in Zimbabwe has criticised the general elections in former colonial power Britain, saying they were marred by a lack of transparency and fraud.

In the leading story on the main evening news bulletin on Friday, state television said Britain's polls were marred by 'a lack of transparency, suppression of media freedoms and fraud'.

Singling out the use of black ballot boxes and postal voting, reporters said Britain's electoral process 'raises a lot of questions about the democracy preached by the British'