Monday, June 23, 2008

Zim opposition pulls out of election

from the CSMonitor:

Harare, Zimbabwe - Political commentators and ordinary Zimbabweans applauded Sunday's announcemnet by opposition Movement for Democratic Change that it would pull out of Friday's election runoff, saying the decision will save many lives....

Given the substantial level of violence used by both government forces and pro-government militias – including attacks on opposition protesters trying to hold a rally in the capital Sunday – pulling out of the election was a logical decision, says University of Zimbabwe political scientist Eldred Masunungure....

"In my view it is the right decision because the so-called election had ceased to be an election at all," he says. "So the MDC is right to abandon the election. They valued lives more than power.",,,,


another editorial here:LINK

essentially spouts nonsense...if everyone was sweet and nice, we'd all get along...

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