Zimbabwe opposition to take part in presidential runoff

May 10th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin  

Pretoria, May 10 (DPA) Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai said Saturday he would take part in a runoff presidential election against incumbent President Robert Mugabe. The MDC leader topped the poll in the March 29 elections, taking 47.9 percent of the votes to Mugabe’s 43.2 percent in official results. A runoff is called for when no candidate takes more than 50 percent.

The MDC had initially objected to a runoff, insisting that its count of votes showed Tsvangirai won outright.

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