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Re: Mugabe wins race with 61 percent of vote, Zimbabwe officials say
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 02:31:09 AM »
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Via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23565126

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The US and UK have expressed concerns after Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe won a seventh term in office amid claims of electoral fraud.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the results did not "represent a credible expression of the people".

Mr Mugabe, 89, won 61% of the vote, against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's 34%.

But Mr Tsvangirai rejected the vote for parliament and president as fraudulent and vowed to take legal action.

He said his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) would no longer work with Mr Mugabe's Zanu-PF party and boycott government institutions.

The two parties have been in a coalition since 2009, after the last election sparked widespread violence.

Results from this week's parliamentary election showed the MDC had been trounced, winning just 49 seats compared with Zanu-PF's 158.
'Deeply flawed'

Major Western groups were not invited to send observer missions to monitor Wednesday's election.

The US has described the vote as "deeply flawed".

"In light of substantial electoral irregularities reported by domestic and regional observers, the United States does not believe that the results represent a credible expression of the will of the Zimbabwean people," Mr Kerry said.

Former colonial power the UK also expressed "grave concerns" over reports of large numbers of voters being turned away from polling stations.

MDC party leader Morgan Tsvangirai called the election ''fraudulent and stolen''

British Foreign Minister William Hague urged a thorough investigation of all allegations of violations.

Meanwhile the European Union which maintains sanctions on Mr Mugabe and his senior aides, said it was worried about "alleged irregularities and reports of incomplete participation" in the election.
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Re: Mugabe wins race with 61 percent of vote, Zimbabwe officials say
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 08:37:45 AM »
Zimbabwe is a wretched mess.  If there every was a country worth invading to protect innocent people from a murderer it is Zimbabwe.

Mugabe should be tortured.


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