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Friday, April 01, 2005

Zimbabwe Elections

Predictably, Mugabe's party appears to have 'won' the recent Zimbabwe Elections. The New York Times Story gives a basic overview of what the two sides are saying. Buried toward the end of this story is this paragraph:

But hundreds of thousands of voters apparently were turned away from the polls because their names did not appear on polling place registries. And opposition officials claimed today that MDC election monitors had been ejected from many rural polling places during the vote-counting, increasing the chances of a rigged outcome.
That's pretty much the extent of the NY Times' analysis of fraud. No context for how the hundreds of thousands number was reached, no attempt to verify opposition claims, just this little blurb. I don't think this is bias, just laziness and poor reporting. Perhaps in the days to come the NY Times will provide more concrete facts.


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