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Vol 49 No 12

Published 6th June 2008


Fighting democracy – Mugabe's last stand

No matter how President Robert Mugabe does his sums, the odds are against him if there is a credible rerun of the presidential election on 27 June

More than 50 opposition supporters have been killed and tens of thousands displaced since the first round. On 4 June, police briefly arrested the likely winner, Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change. This followed the arrest of the rival MDC leader, Arthur Mutambara, four days earlier and fits a pattern of increasing harassment.

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