Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Mugabe's party agrees to run off

from PBS newshour:

People in Zimbabwe sit beneath campaign posters

"We agreed to have a rerun at a date to be set by" the electoral commission, party secretary and Minister of State Didymus Mutasa said at a news conference in the country's capital city of Harare.

But Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is claiming that his party's unofficial vote count from the March 29 presidential election gives him an absolute majority, thereby negating the need for a second round.

While official results have not been released, an independent poll by the Zimbabwean Election Support Network estimated that neither Mugabe nor Tsvangirai won an outright majority, projecting the need for a runoff....

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