The Jury has been engaged on long conference calls and word just reached me that the going is getting tough. It seems they are unable to build consensus on the final 9!!
I read somewhere that one of the most famous traditions at Vatican is the succession ritual for the POPE. Smoke appears from the chimney of the conclave room (where cardinals meet) after the votes are counted. Eligible cardinals conduct a secret ballot and keep trying until there is consensus on the winner and the ballots are burnt after each vote.
Black smoke (straw is mixed with the ballots) indicates a failed ballot, white smoke means a new pope has been elected.
It is still ‘black smoke’ from TGDC base-camp as of now.
Stay tuned for more updates.