Zimbabwean Dictator Robert Mugabe is refusing to release the election results, as they are bad news for him and his regime. Appeasing South African president Tabo Mbeki is justifying this latest violation of human rights. Violations that include crimes against his own people, like the ones pictured here, showing signs of torture against peaceful human rights defenders.
Italian pundit Federico Punzi (not at all a leftist) explains why we should not expect any sort of radical reform of the Italian political, economic and social system, no matter who wins, and why I was right to stay away of the ballots. As of this writing, it looks like Berlusconi is leading 47% to 37%.