Zimbabwe?s political stalemate looks set to continue as President Robert Mugabe settles in for another term and Morgan Tsvangirai of the MDC struggles to respond to the post-election environment. Tsvangirai, who pulled out of the presidential race five days before the June 27 run-off, now faces a dilemma over whether to accept Mugabe?s offer of talks or to claim the moral high ground by refusing compromise. The MDC leader has been bolstered by support from traditional sympathizers US, Britain and Australia, now joined by France and Italy, as well as by Botswana?s refusal to recognize Mugabe as president. (IWPR)

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