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Asked if there had been any change to the situation in Zimbabwe, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had been talking about this at his press conference this morning, so the PMS referred people to the language that he used there. The Prime Minister had made two main points; first, that it was now over a week since the elections were held and we still had not seen the full publication of the election results and that was clearly a matter of concern. Secondly, if the election did go to a second round and obviously this was a matter to be resolved by the relevant authorities within Zimbabwe, it must be held in a way that gave far greater respect to electoral standards, including a role for the Southern African Development Community.

Asked if the Prime Minister was happy with Thabo Mbeki’s comments on the situation, the PMS said the Prime Minister had had a two hour meeting with Thabo Mbeki yesterday and had been speaking to other African leaders in recent days and over the past week, including President Kuffour of Ghana, President Museveni of Uganda and Kofi Annan as well as Thabo Mbeki.

There would be continued discussions between both the Prime Minister and African leaders in the period ahead and between the African leaders themselves.

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  1. Any time that the British media decide that a foreign leader should become a figure of hate( Gadaffi,Ahmedejinad,Saddam,and now Robert Mugabe)one thing soon becomes plain, and that is that the people in this country are not going to see, hear or read what these politicians,in their own words think or feel.Instead we get,for example,some BBC employee giving their highly selective version of what’s been said.

    Comment by b campbell — 16 Apr 2008 on 9:06 pm | Link

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