Thursday 23 May 2024

NEWSFLASH - Mpongo announces snap election (MBC)


From our political correspondent in Mpongoville 

In a surprise announcement today, President for Life of the Peoples Democratic Republic of Mbote, Colonel Papi Mpongo, declared a general election will be held to form a new government, ending a long period of military rule in the country. 

His popularity boosted by a recent economic upturn, due to a bumper crop of mangos, the prime export commodity underpinning the Mbote economy, President Mpongo declared the time was right to return the nation to democratic rule by an elected government. 

President Mpongo's decision to call for elections will have raised concerns of a potential backlash by the Mbote Defence Force high command, which has dominated internal affairs and enforced control of the nation through martial law for many years.

3 comments:

  1. I have been waiting soooo long for this election!

    I suspect the people of Mbote will not be fooled by a 0.2% growth in mango sales, bearing in mind how the economy has been stagnant for the previous 14 years - then, of course there are all the parties at Government House, the disastrous 'pongonomics' experiment which saw £30bn wiped off the national finances in a weekend, the constant stream of Mpongo's aids who have had to resign (eventually) after taking bribes or flashing there manly bits to all-and-sundry, the £40bn given to his friends for mango-harvesting equipment that didn't even work, the....

    Apologies - I can't believe how much I get worked up about African politics!

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  2. I'm sure that the elections will be peaceful and uneventful... Will keep my eyes peeled for any further news!

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  3. As a prospective trade partner with Mbote, The People's Democratic Socialist Republic of Konga wishes Mpongo all the best. And if he can see his way to ensuring that consignment of 'mangoes' is sent first class, , President Chumbo promises all the aid Mpongo requires with polling station security and counting of votes.

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