Zimbabwe

Another closely fought and disputed election in another country still fighting the legacy of colonialism.

This photograph is by Kim Ludbrook/EPA. The caption reads: Zimbabwe refugees vote during a mock Zimbabwe presidential elections at the Walter Sisulu Hall in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, 29 March 2008. Many of the refugees are illigal immigrants who are not prepared to vote in the presidential elections being held in Zimbabwe. The votes where counted and the outcome was that Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai won with 83% of the vote.

The actual election results are twofold, Parlimentary and Presidential. It is possible the Presidential vote will go to a second round. It is certain that Mugabe will not relinquish the power he has enjoyed for almost three decades without a fight. The BBC has a rundown here.

There's also a lot of good information on the election on the Guardian website.

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