Mugabe and the Thousand Year Rule

#1
Zimbabwe's leader Robert Mugabe has backed a plan to extend his presidency by two years until 2010, according to reports in Zimbabwe's state-run media.

The plan is likely to be endorsed during the annual conference of the ruling Zanu-PF party this weekend.

A Zanu-PF spokesman said postponing presidential elections until they could be held at the same time as parliamentary polls would save money.

The president had said he would retire in 2008 after 28 years in office.
From the BBC.

Has he been inspired by Bliar's attempts to cling onto power?
 
#2
If at the forthcoming ZANU(PF) conference he becomes 'President for Life' of the Party, then I think that automatically makes him the party's Presidential Candidate, and so President of the country for life, apart from which he could well be proposed as that at the conference.
 
#3
DozyBint said:
Zimbabwe's leader Robert Mugabe has backed a plan to extend his presidency by two years until 2010, according to reports in Zimbabwe's state-run media.

The plan is likely to be endorsed during the annual conference of the ruling Zanu-PF party this weekend.

A Zanu-PF spokesman said postponing presidential elections until they could be held at the same time as parliamentary polls would save money.

The president had said he would retire in 2008 after 28 years in office.
From the BBC.

Has he been inspired by Bliar's attempts to cling onto power?
You mean he is going to retire next summer :roll:
 
#4
Couldn't have anything to do with the scandal which erupted in November involving his likely successor, the lovely Joice "throatslasher" Mujuru:



could it?
 
#5
Zimbabwe? Isn't that Matabeleland's new monicker? Ah, great days, Allan wilson, Major Forbes, Maxim guns and all the land you could cover with cattle...happy days Rhodes, happy days Jameson!
 

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