Neighbours urge Zimbabwe to release poll results

April 14th, 2008 - 2:08 am ICT by admin  

Lusaka/Harare, April 14 (DPA) The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Sunday called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to quickly release the results of presidential elections held two weeks ago as the ZEC bowed to demands from President Robert Mugabe’s party for a partial recount. A wait of more than two weeks for the official results of the March 29 elections has fuelled tensions in Zimbabwe between supporters of Mugabe and opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai

The MDC claims Tsvangirai won the vote, ending Mugabe’s 28-year rule. Mugabe’s Zanu-PF says neither won outright and that a runoff election is needed.

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