Mugabe’s victory: the Israeli connection

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I am publishing four articles on the role of Nikuv, for anyone who has not seen them.

Robert Mugabe’s Made-in-Israel ‘Landslide’

By Dave Goldiner

Source: http://blogs.forward.com/forward-thinking/181670/robert-mugabes-made-in-israel-landslide/

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Robert Mugabe

You could probably forgive the proprietors of Nikuv for feeling slightly giddy after the final results of Zimbabwe’s election were announced this weekend.

The Israeli company’s client, President Robert G. Mugabe, romped home with 60% of the vote and his ruling ZANU-PF party grabbed more than two-thirds of the seats in the troubled southern African nation’s parliament.

Mugabe, 89, turned back a challenge from longtime rival Morgan Tsvangirai and his Movement for Democratic Change party, beating the former trade union leader by about 1 million votes, according to official results.

Even better, there was none of the violence or blatant intimidation that marked past elections, like the 2008 vote that Tsvanigirai won and also led to widespread chaos…

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