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Our correspondent in Harare reports on the latest developments in the aftermath of Morgan Tsvangirai's election withdrawal. Latest entries at the top

By Stephen Chan   July 2008

29 June 2008 The end of the election of no election The electoral commission, after less than two days of counting, has announced the result. With indecent haste, Mugabe was immediately inaugurated, fidgeting as if guiltily with the Bible. The unprecedented rush to inauguration was ostensibly so that Mugabe could appear at tomorrow’s African Union summit in Egypt as a legal president. Perhaps it was also because Mugabe knows he has been lucky to have pulled this off—hollow as much of his victory may yet prove to be. There was only a week to go before the election when Tsvangirai…

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