Worse than Florida?
Leaked elections results from Zimbabwe show opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai beat dictator President Robert Mugabe 47 percent to 43 percent - a margin too small to avoid a runoff. Of course, the results were leaked by senior government officials and so were probably heavily massaged.
The London Times seems to suggest this admission of defeat was Mugabe's best chance to fight another day:
The figures leaked yesterday – a day before the candidates’ agents were due to begin verifying results – suggest that the margin of Mr Tsvangirai’s victory was too large for the Government to overturn credibly.