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Buddy, can you spare a dime? Zimbabwe's national accounts were down to $217!


sondagefaux

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And we thought Ireland was in dire straits.

Zimbabwe's Finance Minister has complained that the country is so broke that it can't afford to hold forthcoming elections or constitutional referendums:

The Zimbabwean government’s precarious financial position was laid bare on Tuesday when finance minister Tendai Biti admitted the state’s public account stood at just $217 after civil servants were paid last week.



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Although Mr Biti has since admitted around $30 million in revenue has subsequently been lodged into government coffers, he said he made his comments to emphasise that the country was in no position to pay for a referendum and general election this year.

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Powersharing

A new constitution must be adopted before general elections to end the powersharing arrangement between Mr Mugabe’s Zanu-PF and Mr Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change can take place, under the terms of the deal both parties signed.
Zimbabwe' s finances in state of paralysis, says minister - The Irish Times - Thu, Jan 31, 2013

At least Ireland can still afford to hold general elections and referendums, can't it? :shock:
 

harshreality

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And we thought Ireland was in dire straits.

Zimbabwe's Finance Minister has complained that the country is so broke that it can't afford to hold forthcoming elections or constitutional referendums:



Zimbabwe' s finances in state of paralysis, says minister - The Irish Times - Thu, Jan 31, 2013

At least Ireland can still afford to hold general elections and referendums, can't it? :shock:
Of course Ireland can, in fact we are so rich that we can afford to vote twice on certain things!

Mugabe is a complete, total and utter clown and should have been put in a nursing home years ago!
 

Ribeye

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Zimerica,

Lol:)
 

Analyzer

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I think I found the source of the problem....the local big shot running Zimbabwe found a copy of this book and decided to use it to run his country......

 

Hitch 22

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Unleash the dogs of war!

[video=youtube;RFzzpyKdzV4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFzzpyKdzV4[/video]
 

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$217 (US dollars) can still buy a lot in Zimbabwe, afaik.

It's just an excuse for not holding an election, the results of which are already known.
 

CookieMonster

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And we thought Ireland was in dire straits.

Zimbabwe's Finance Minister has complained that the country is so broke that it can't afford to hold forthcoming elections or constitutional referendums:



Zimbabwe' s finances in state of paralysis, says minister - The Irish Times - Thu, Jan 31, 2013

At least Ireland can still afford to hold general elections and referendums, can't it? :shock:
he said he made his comments to emphasise that the country was in no position to pay for a referendum and general election this year.
Well that's a new approach.
 

Rocky

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$217 (US dollars) can still buy a lot in Zimbabwe, afaik.

It's just an excuse for not holding an election, the results of which are already known.
It could, but governments obviously spend a lot of money.

I'd agree with you, except for the fact that Tendai Biti is MDC.
 

GDPR

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It could, but governments obviously spend a lot of money.

I'd agree with you, except for the fact that Tendai Biti is MDC.
Lots of payola, particularly to the politicians and their favourites in their tribes.
And who told Tendai Biti there wasn't enought cash in the till for an election?
 

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bob3367

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$217 (US dollars) can still buy a lot in Zimbabwe, afaik.

It's just an excuse for not holding an election, the results of which are already known.
You could by the feckin place for €500
 

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bob3367

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Not Mugabe's dictatorship no?
They did nationalise all land, kicked out the white farmers, and made a complete bollicks of everything.....

Sounds like socialism to me.
 

harshreality

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They did nationalise all land, kicked out the white farmers, and made a complete bollicks of everything.....

Sounds like socialism to me.
We nationalized banks and made a complete bollicks of everything, are we socialist too.................or just numpties?
 

bob3367

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We nationalized banks and made a complete bollicks of everything, are we socialist too.................or just numpties?
They nationalised everything, can you spot the difference?
 

harshreality

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They nationalised everything, can you spot the difference?
Only white owned land nationalized. Foreign mining companies still operating, private businesses still operating, black owned land still privately owned.

I think Zimbabwe's problems are due to some racist old man using the national economy as his personal bank account tbh.
 

Socratus O' Pericles

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$217 (US dollars) can still buy a lot in Zimbabwe, afaik.

It's just an excuse for not holding an election, the results of which are already known.
Quelle Suprise-did he win again...imagine that

 
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