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Zimbabwe election was 'huge farce'  Zimbabwe's presidential election was a 'huge farce', PM Morgan Tsvangirai has said, alleging vote-rigging by rival President Robert Mugabe's camp Run-off remains in doubt Map of Harare Zimbabwe
  MDC drops Mugabe election challenge  MDC party has dropped its legal challenge to President Robert Mugabe's re-election, saying it could not get a fair hearing   President Mugabe re-elected amid fraud claims

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  Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has won a two-thirds majority in parliament after Wednesday's election, Zimbabwe's electoral commission announced
 Mugabe, 89, won 61% of the vote, against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's 34%

year 2008 Top ^

  Opposition Movement for Democratic Change has ended a meeting in Harare without deciding whether to contest a run-off presidential vote

  Ruling party has failed to gain the seats needed to hold onto control of parliament in a recount of ballots in last month's controversial elections
 In initial results, the Movement for Democratic Change, declared a majority of parliamentary seats, but the electoral commission began recounting by hand ballots in 23 voting districts after Mugabe's Zanu-PF party complained of count irregularities
Apr.23 First recount result released  Initial results of an opposition-decried recount showed in favor of President Mugabe's party. Britain calls for Zimbabwe arms embargo Apr.18 Zimbabwe to begin ballot recount
  The recount in 23 of 210 constituencies could overturn the result which saw Zanu-PF lose its majority
Apr.13 Legal fight over recount   The opposition will mount a legal challenge to the election commission's order for a ballot recount in last month's contested polls Apr.12 Zimbabwe to hold partial recount
  The electoral commission has ordered a recount of ballots in 23 constituencies in disputed elections
Apr.5 Mugabe party demands poll recount   The governing Zanu-PF party has asked electoral officials to delay the results of the presidential poll and to recount votes Apr.3 Runoff likely; delay could taint outcome  President Mugabe likely will have to defend his post in a runoff, his party said, but the government may delay the contest

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Mar.12 Observers condemn poll  Electoral observers have condemned the voting process in the presidential contest as neither free nor fair Mar.8   Mugabe accused of fixing poll  Members of the opposition accused President of trying to rig the bitterly contested election Mar.6   Mugabe rivals mount legal challenge  Main opposition party is going to court to contest last-minute changes by President to the election law, 2 days before voting

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