Robert Mugabe, ever mindful of his country's fiscal needs, has decided to save money by postponing Presidential elections in Zimbabwe for another two years"
"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. (...)
Although Zanu-PF describes the constitutional changes as cost-cutting measures and a bid to achieve "harmony" in the election process, critics say the move is really about holding on to power.
"Mugabe himself has decided to come clean about his succession. He basically has decided to succeed himself," former Minister of Information and now independent MP Jonathan Moyo told the BBC's World Today programme.
But Information Minister Paul Mangwana said Mr Mugabe was a "democrat".
"If the people want him, let him remain in power," he said."
Because we can divine the people's will using ESP, removing the need for all those costly and time-consuming elections. And of course elections create opportunities for dissent, and canceling them allows Zimbabwe to achieve "harmony". See what a thoughtful and responsible leader Robert Mugabe is? And his information leader tells us he's a democrat to boot -- lucky he let us know, since otherwise there would be no evidence of his democratic nature.
It almost makes up for what he did with the sanitary napkins.
Update: I was closing italics tags as Moe, and forgot to log out. This is by HILZOY, not Moe. Apologies.