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

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    Politics.ie Member sondagefaux's Avatar
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    Default Buddy, can you spare a dime? Zimbabwe's national accounts were down to $217!

    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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    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?
    Mark Murray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sondagefaux View Post
    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?
    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!

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    Zimerica,

    Lol

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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......

    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Unleash the dogs of war!


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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.
    Brexit comes straight from hell. Everywhere it goes it causes disharmony, turbulence and misery. I think Brexiteers themselves must have some form of mental illness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sondagefaux View Post
    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?
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gracethepirate View Post
    $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.
    "Give us the future, we've had enough of YOUR past, Give us back our country, to live in, to grow in and to love..."

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    At least they had $217....we've got -€64bn in the bank.
    The more things change....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    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?
    Brexit comes straight from hell. Everywhere it goes it causes disharmony, turbulence and misery. I think Brexiteers themselves must have some form of mental illness.

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