Opposition candidate Tsvangirai's name is still on the ballot, since Zimbabwe's electoral officials said that his withdrawal from the race on Sunday came too late.
That's a nice gesture of due process in the election.
I still don't think the dude in armor is there to guarantee a free and open election, though.
On a more positive note, today's voting has proceeded with no reports of dismemberment or live cremation. In Zimbabwe, that's impressive.
Zimbabwe's election in the news:
- "Voters led to polls in Zimbabwe election"
Associated Press (June 27, 2008)
- "Zimbabwe Election Marked By Intimidation"
CBS News (June 27, 2008)