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April 14, 2008
Zimbabwe Court Rejects Opposition Demand
All the Zimbabwe opposition MDC party wanted (Movement for Democratic Change) from the court was that the government release the official results of the presidential race held 3 weeks ago.
They may as well been asking for a trip to the moon:
A Zimbabwean opposition lawyer says a court has rejected a demand for the immediate release of results from last month's presidential election.Obviously, the electoral commission is having a hard time figuring out how to steal enough votes to keep Mugabe in power. Otherwise, you can bet those results would have been posted immediately showing Mugabe the winner.
Lawyer Andrew Makoni says the High Court issued a ruling Monday dismissing the opposition petition for the results.
The electoral commission has said it was still verifying the votes. Independent tallies indicate longtime President Robert Mugabe lost the election, but garnered enough votes to force a runoff.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai claims to have won the election outright.
It hardly matters at this point. The opposition has already indicated it will boycott any runoff election between Mugabe and Tsvangirai. That means that there will almost certainly be some kind of massive protests against the government that is sure to bring down the wratch of Mugabe on the opposition. As long as the army is on his side, Mugabe is probably safe.